LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — When you live in L.A., getting a parking ticket – and a whopping fine – comes with the territory.

Offenders usually are forced to shell out at least $63, with some citations exceeding $90.

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Now a team commissioned by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is working to change that. They found those prices are simply too high for minor parking infractions, especially for first-time offenders.

The committee this week unveiled a series of parking reform proposals, including sharp cuts to parking fines, on a sliding scale.

Jay Beeber and Steven Vincent, directors of the Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative, are part of the mayor’s working group on parking reform.

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Under their plan, first-time offenders would face a $23 fee, $33 for a second offense in the same year and up to $68 for the fourth offense.

Those proposed fines are far below the current cost of a parking ticket, especially for first-time offenders.

Vincent says they had to change the culture at City Hall, where parking tickets were seen as an essential funding source for the city budget.

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L.A. motorists who spoke with CBS2/KCAL9’s Dave Bryan said they liked the idea of reduced fines and a tiered system.