LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you’ve ever had second thoughts about handing your keys over to a valet attendant, the Los Angeles City Council says you’re not alone.
The Council’s Public Safety Committee has begun working on an ordinance that would require all valet parking operators and attendants to have city issued permits.
The March 26 proposal (PDF) for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) would also implement parking meter fees “equivalent to the total potential parking meter revenue for on-street spaces” near any meters regulated to accommodate valet parking.
A street usage fee starting at $84 per application review along with other fees ranging from $343 to $520 would also take effect upon passage of the measure.
The proposal comes after the City Attorney’s office presented a draft ordinance in July 2011 to authorize the Board of Police Commissioners to establish a Valet Parking Operator Permit Program.
Mitch Englander, who heads up the Council’s Public Safety Committee, said such regulations are long overdue.