A Sherman Oaks activist who was a leader in the battle against red-light cameras on Los Angeles streets is joining a crowded race to replace City Councilman
More recently, Beeber has tackled parking tickets, arguing that the city leans too heavily on drivers to balance its budget. He and his Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative co-founder Steven Vincent recently teamed up with the mayor's office to brainstorm reforms to the parking system.
His recommended changes include allowing people to pay afterward for parking instead of plunking in money beforehand, with rates going up the longer people park, as well as putting parking fines and meter money into a separate fund to improve parking, streetscapes and transit.
A self-described independent who is not registered with a political party, Beeber also argues that the city has poured too much money into "unsustainable" raises for city workers at the expense of public services, such as street repairs.
The district they are vying to represent includes stretches of Hancock Park, Sherman Oaks and Hollywood.