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MALIBU (CBSLA.com) — The next time you head to a beach in Malibu, you could end up with a parking ticket written by someone in flip-flops.

The City Council approved a measure last month that will grant volunteers the power to write citations for illegally parked cars in Malibu.

City Manager Jim Thorsen told CBS2 about 10 Volunteers on Patrol (VOP) will only write warnings for the first couple of weeks at Paradise Cove, Zuma Beach, and other popular locations during the summer tourist rush.

Each volunteer will be required to serve at least 16 hours per month under the program, which is expected to save the city money while potentially bringing in higher ticket revenue.

Six VOP members are expected to be trained in time for 4th of July weekend, according to the Malibu Times.

Similarly-trained volunteer patrols have been trained to issue parking citations in Santa Clarita and other cities.


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