Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities from ticketing motorists who park at broken parking meters.
Santa Monica city officials are exploring a pilot program that would add parking meters to some residential streets near businesses, the Santa Monica Daily Press reports.
A bill that would prohibit cities from ticketing cars parked at broken meters passed the State Assembly on Thursday and is headed for the Senate.
Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to uphold a two-year policy making it illegal to park at broken meters.
A Santa Monica woman sued the city for $1.7 billion because she believes newly-installed parking meters are making her sick.
Officials say the new meters — which are completely solar-powered — should bring more cash to the city and are likely to eventually eliminate all the old-fashioned models.
In an apparent push for more cash, L.A. officials say drivers can now get ticketed for parking at busted spots.