City Council OKs Increased Cost of Zoo Admission, Parking Fines

The proposed fees would increase first offense fees by $5 and late fees by $10.

The Los Angeles City Council Voted on Tuesday to increase parking fines by $5 and late fees by $10, a move that is expected to generate $8.4 million for the city's general fund, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Current fines of $53 dollars--which include parking on the left side of a roadway and parking in a hazardous area--will increase to $58.

Fines of $58 dollars--such as parallel parking more than 18" from the curb and parking near an emergency vehicle--will go up to $63. 

A full list of the new fees can be downloaded from the media box above. Current fees can be viewed here.

The move was made by the board just prior to their approval of a $1 increase in L.A. Zoo admission fees.

Starting Tuesday,  admission for children up to 12-years-old will cost $12. Senior citizens will pay $14, and regular adult admission goes up to $17. The hike is
expected to bring in an extra $720,000 to the city's general fund.

nonoise July 07, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Hurrah!! Now those illegal parkers from Divine Saviour Catholic Church can pay more and help the city balance the budget.
jennifer kelly July 08, 2012 at 03:36 PM
A $73 fine to park in front of my own house when I occasionally forget it's street cleaning day? This is a new low (or high as the case may be) for the city. Fines that steep in working class neighborhoods like ours are an outrageous burden on residents. After all, we're the ones most likely to agree to pay up.
mkinla July 08, 2012 at 03:59 PM
The City keeps increasing fines on poor and middle class people whenever they can because they think we can't or won't fight back. Take trash collection fees. Those have almost tripled over the past few years. What about that service has improved to warrant tripling of the fees? The reason the City is forced to scramble for income is the faltering economy and an insistence that rich people and corporations ("alleged job creators") play with the global economic system like they're playing craps or roulette. Then they demand ever-lower taxes, placing the burden of sustenance on the lower and middle classes. Then they shift the blame to city workers, cops, firefighters and teachers, all while lining their pockets for the short-term gain. I am not absolving the politicians of blame. Recent decisions by the local reps include ok'ing a job killing Walmart in Chinatown, and paving the way for a taxpayer subsidized football stadium. They approved the visual blight (and driving hazard) of electronic billboards. All about the short term political gains and revenue for their own campaigns and the city. It sure feels hopeless sometimes.
nonoise July 09, 2012 at 03:42 AM
And, don't forget to mention that billion dollar "bullet train". What a big waste of money.


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