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Supes Vote to Promote Parking Program for Veterans

The county unanimously approved sending out letters to all the cities in Los Angeles County encouraging them to adopt a program that provides free parking to veterans in metered areas.

Every city in the county will soon be getting letters signed by county supervisors encouraging them to follow the county’s ordinance exempting military veterans from paying metered parking fees.

Supervisor Michael Antonovich proposed sending the letters to all 88 cities in the county in the hopes of getting them to adopt the provisions of the bill. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved that motion unanimously Wednesday.

In 2008, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 190 that permits counties and cities to exempt military veterans with the following license plates from paying metered parking:

  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Legion of Valor
  • Former American Prisoner of War (POW)
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart

The motion also requests the CEO send a letter to the Governor requesting that the California Department of Motor Vehicles publish a list of counties and cities that currently honor the parking exemption, post the list on the DMV website and provide an updated list annually to all veterans who have registered plates that qualify for the parking exemption, county officials said.

Ross S. Heckmann November 09, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I do not mean the slightest disrespect towards veterans. But I think we should be focusing much more powerfully on honoring those who give their lives to peace and peaceful pursuits.

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