Higher ‘boot’ fee
Parking meter rates increase
Under an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles City Council, the fee for removing a “boot” (wheel lock) from a vehicle will increase from $125 to $150.
The “boot” is installed on a tire of a vehicle when the owner has failed to pay at least five parking tickets. After 24 hours, the vehicle is impounded. The higher fee is expected to generate about $743,700 a year.
The council also agreed to increase parking meter rates to a minimum of $1 per hour. The increase is expected to generate an additional $18 million a year for the city.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council agreed today to boost the amount that Los Angeles residents are billed when police officers respond to a false alarm call.
The ordinance, which still needs to be signed by the mayor, would up the city's False Alarm Fee to $149 from the current $136.
The increase was planned months ago, when the council was crafting the budget for this fiscal year and looking for ways to shrink the deficit.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved $18 million to house the chronically homeless, after a vote on the issue last Friday was cut short when a councilman walked out of the meeting.
The construction of 136 units of “permanent supportive housing” that include counseling, health and financial planning services would satisfy the Jones Settlement, a deal struck in 2007 after six homeless people sued the city, challenging a law that made it illegal for them to sit or lie on sidewalks.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Outgoing City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s chief deputy will be replacing his boss on the 15-member council, while a pair of Assembly members appeared to have narrowly earned enough votes to avoid a May runoff and win seats on the panel.
Rosendahl announced last year he was suffering from cancer and announced he would not run for a third term in the council’s 11th District. His chief deputy, Mike Bonin, easily outpaced three opponents to claim the seat.
The former owner of the Payless Market in South Los Angeles, gleefully described how the Black community’s passion for malt liquor and his “unofficial grassroots advertising campaign” allowed him to significantly increase his store revenue within a few weeks and save his business.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today rejected a proposed November ballot measure that would have asked voters to allow termed-out supervisors to serve eight more years in office.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich had recommended the measure—which would extend legal limits from three four-year terms to five—saying experience was critical to managing the county through difficult times.