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Election Day Parking Rules: Some Meters Get Day Off

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Well, the city gets one free block of parking. No more. The Mayor's office just sent out a press release noting that parking restrictions will be eased around all city polling places on Tuesday. Notably, within one block of polling stations, motorists will not be required to put money in parking meters, and rules regarding permit parking can be disregarded. Here's the press release: "Now there’s one fewer excuse for not voting,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “We are making it easier for people throughout the City to vote, and I encourage everyone to go to the polls next Tuesday and make their voices heard.” Full press release after the jump.

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA TO EASE PARKING RESTRICTIONS AROUND ALL CITY POLLING
PLACES ON NOV. 4

Mayor directs transportation department to relax parking restrictions
within one block of all City polling places on election day

LOS ANGELES – Encouraging residents to vote this Tuesday, November 4,
2008, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will relax all parking restrictions
within one block of every polling place within the City of Los Angeles.


“Now there’s one fewer excuse for not voting,” Mayor Villaraigosa
said. “We are making it easier for people throughout the City to vote,
and I encourage everyone to go to the polls next Tuesday and make their
voices heard.”

This initiative was developed in cooperation with the Los Angeles
Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the City Clerk’s Election
Division.

Mayor Villaraigosa is directing LADOT and the Los Angeles Police
Department to observe the following parking rules within one block of
designated polling places:

1. Motorists seeking to park their vehicles will NOT be required to
deposit money in parking meters.

2. Time limits at the parking meters will NOT be enforced.

3. Street Cleaning parking restrictions will NOT be enforced.

4. Preferential Parking restrictions (i.e. permit parking) will NOT be
enforced.


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