KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com) — Looking for an overnight parking spot in busy Koreatown? Good luck.

As of Monday there is a new city-wide crackdown on sidewalk parkers.

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Cars routinely park up on parkways — the sometimes grassy zones between the curb and the sidewalk.

“You see it everyday. I’ve done it,” says Koreatown resident Jay Williams. “I’ve driven around for like a half-hour just looking for a parking spot and at that point it’s like ‘oh well, I guess it’s the sidewalk.’ ”

Parking enforcement could leave tickets of $68 for violating the new ordinance.

“It’s not fair,” says Koreatown resident Curtis Schultz. “If there’s no parking in general where else are people supposed to park?”

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The city argues it’s an eyesore and that sidewalks need to be accessible to the handicapped. Also, workers need to be able to get to underground utilities.

There had been a five-year moratorium on enforcement, but not anymore.

The city says it will issue a warning if the driver is present. Otherwise you may get a ticket.

Some of the people who live in Koreatown say that ticketing is not the answer.

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“Build a parking structure. If you build a parking structure and we pay monthly parking,” says Koreatown resident James Green. “Whoever is the genius to do that, they’d make a lot of money.”