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L. A. Parking Violations Bureau: Pesky Parking Tickets

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Pretty much every driver out there has, at one time or another, returned to their car to find a parking ticket on their windshield.

As one driver told us, "it's dread, absolute dread of course" when they see that ticket.

Often times parking signs can be confusing and hard to figure out, leading some drivers to get erroneous parking violations.

That happened to Atwater Village resident Jeff Galfer.  He contested his ticket in court and won but had to pay for it anyway.  The process infuriated him and he took action.  In a class action lawsuit, he's suing the City's Department of Transportation for failing to provide notice of citations and mishandling the administrative hearing process.   He created a website, nomoretickets.org, to gather petitions for his fight.  So far he has nearly a thousand signatures but hopes to reach 50,000.

The two year fight is caught up in court but Galfer says his goal is to, "lower fees, regulate the system properly, make it easier for folks to park, and stop taxing people unnecessarily."

 Fox 11 reached out to LA department of transporation officials but have not yet heard back.

one official named in Galfer's lawsuit, executive officer Robert Andalon, gave LA weekly, a statement saying

"Mistakes issuing citations can happen and the adjudication process ensures that citizens have multiple opportunites to contest the citation"

Tickets range from around 63 dollars to more than 93 dollars in some cases and the fees double if you're late paying.

Last fiscal year, the city collected $153 million dollars from 2.6 million tickets. 

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