Jaime de la Vega has been tapped to take over a department that has been the subject of a scathing audit and a scandal involving employees interacting with an adult film star.
Officials welcomed the new budget signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, but dismissed the notion that the budget crisis could be blamed for recent bad behavior by city employees.
The mayor made the announcement after an audit released Thursday uncovered the existence of a ‘Gold Card Desk’ for city officials to get rid of parking violations.
The film reportedly depicts two uniformed, on-duty LADOT traffic officers inappropriately interacting with a porn actress.
Bruce Gillman, the Director of Public Information for LADOT says there’s two keys to fighting your parking ticket successfully: do your homework and don’t be confrontational.
The city Department of Transportation has failed to collect an estimated $5.4 million in unpaid parking tickets by not aggressively pursuing ticket “scofflaws,” according to a city controller’s audit.