Weekly Update: Nov. 10, 2020
Honoring Our Veterans
LADOT wishes you a memorable holiday this Veterans Day. In observance of the holiday, LADOT will follow relaxed parking regulations on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Relaxed categories include no street sweeping and Sunday enforcement patterns. Safety zones and holiday enforced signs remain in effect. For more information, please visit the LADOT website.
LADOT Launches Early Pay LA, Offering Payment Discounts for Parking Citations
At Mayor Garcetti's directive, LADOT has implemented an economic relief measure that will allow motorists an early payment discount on citations. The Early Pay LA program will award a $20 discount for the most common parking citations paid within 48 hours and remain in effect until June 30, 2021.
“Early Pay LA is one of several new programs we hope will ease the financial sting of parking tickets while still allowing us to enforce rules,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “No one wants to see that ticket on their windshield, but Early Pay LA gives people a chance to get a break on the cost if they can pay quickly.”
Launched on Monday, November 2, the new early bird program rewards discounts for early payment on citations in the following categories:
- Residential street sweeping
- Overnight/oversize parking districts
- Vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking districts
In addition to this new program, the City of Los Angeles offers several programs to assist low-income individuals and individuals experiencing homelessness with outstanding parking citation debt as well as relief programs to allow for citation amnesty.
The department's existing programs to provide economic relief include:
- The Community Assistance Parking Program (CAPP): LADOT offers the CAPP for individuals experiencing homelessness that allows them to pay their parking citations through volunteer community service or through enrollment in a homeless service program. As of June 30, 2020, LADOT assisted 1,070 participants to complete 14,238 community service hours for a total of $559,783 worth of citations converted to community service.
- Low-Income Payment Plans: LADOT worked with the state legislature to shape bills that created or modified payment plans for indigent and eligible low-income motorists. Depending on the existing payment plan, the city may waive all late fees for eligible motorists and allow up to 18 months to pay off the base citation fines.
- The citation amnesty program grants a one-time opportunity for those with citations over three years old the chance to have all late fees waived and pay the base citation amount(s) over a period of time thereby clearing DMV holds, tax intercepts, and/or tow orders.
- The unemployment citation amnesty program assists those who lost their job during the pandemic by allowing them to have late fees waived and pay only the base citation amount over a period of time.
More details on LADOT’s citation relief programs are available on LADOT’s Parking Violations Bureau website. For more information about LADOT's COVID-19 response, please visit ladot.lacity.org/coronavirus.
CoMotion LA 2020
The CoMotion LA Conference is back for another exciting event, this year switching to an online format to keep participants and attendees safe and healthy. The conference, an annual meeting of transportation professionals and members of the public, will take place November 17-19 and will include a keynote panel with LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds on the second day of the event.
Additional details regarding the CoMotion LA Conference are available at comotionla.com.
New Shared Street Created in Pacoima
The City of Los Angeles and LADOT rolled out a new shared street in Pacoima this month, converting an alley alongside Van Nuys Boulevard into an improved public space with traffic calming measures. Located between Pala Avenue and Lehigh Avenue, the shared street includes a plaza with infrastructure to provide shade and seating for members of the public, and also features exercise equipment for those who wish to work on their fitness while in a healthy outdoor environment.
LADOT crews erected protective barriers as part of the L.A. Al Fresco program to provide safe dining areas for local businesses and customers in Boyle Heights.
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