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HYBRIDS STILL OK TO PARK FREE AT CITY METERS IN LOS ANGELES

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Prius Noir, Jun 22, 2006.

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  1. Prius Noir

    Prius Noir New Member

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    This press release was issued today.

    This program only applies to parking meters in the CITY of Los Angeles not the county. I assume all the airports under LAWA (LAX, Van Nuys, Ontario and Palmdale) also apply.

    The press release header says the program is extended to 2007 but it's actually 2008, albeit Jan. 1st 2008.



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Josh Kamensky (213)
    473-7013
    June 21, 2006

    HYBRIDS STILL OK TO PARK FREE AT CITY METERS
    COUNCIL EXTENDS GARCETTI PROGRAM THROUGH 2007

    A popular program initiated by Council President Eric Garcetti in 2004
    had its lifetime extended by a unanimous vote of the City Council today.
    Enjoyed by drivers and found to have a negligible effect on city
    coffers, the exemption for properly licensed hybrid and zero-emission
    vehicles ("Clean Air Vehicles") from parking meter fees will remain
    in effect.

    "As the city undertakes reducing the environmental impact of its
    fleet by turning to hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, we feel it's
    appropriate to offer a perk to L.A.'s drivers who might be thinking of
    making a similar switch," said Garcetti.

    To participate in the program, drivers must display a California
    Department of Motor Vehicles Clean Air Vehicle decal. Drivers must obey
    posted time limits and preferential parking restrictions, but are not
    charged for metered parking in the City of Los Angeles.

    The program has been extended until January 1, 2008, at which time it
    can be renewed. The Department of Transportation reported that 261
    eligible hybrid vehicles have been observed participating in the free
    metered parking pilot program, resulting in a program cost of less than
    0.31% of total annual meter revenue.


    Also at
    http://www.cd13.com/
  2. MikeSF

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    Now if they'd only extend this to San Francisco... yah right, money grubbing politicians wouldn't want to release their strangle hold on the parking extortion scam.
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