Proposed Bill Would Allow California Residents to Park at Broken Meters Without Fear of Tickets

Proposed Bill Would Allow California Residents to Park at Broken Meters Without Fear of Tickets

California residents may soon be thanking Assemblyman Mike Gatto. The democrat scripted a bill that would prevent cities in the glorious state from handing out tickets to drivers who park at broken meters. Furthermore, it would give anyone who parks at a broken meter the full amount of time that a fully operational meter would. Call him a hero.

State senate approved the bill on Wednesday, and now it will travel to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Broken meters have been a problem for the state, particularly in Los Angeles, where City Council voted to keep a two-year policy in place that allowed tickets to be given to drivers unfortunate enough to park at them.

[via LAist]

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