Eric Garcetti

The only way to fix parking tickets is to make it easier not to get one

The only way to fix parking tickets is to make it easier not to get one

The second worst thing about driving in Los Angeles is parking in Los Angeles — and getting a ticket for it. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, the city handed out nearly two and a half million tickets. A little more than a quarter of them were written for parking during street sweeping hours, the top violation. The next most frequent transgression was overstaying in a metered spot.

Last year, the city took in close to $148 million in revenue from parking tickets, according to a new report by City Controller Ron Galperin. (The report features a nifty website that lets you see, among other things, how many tickets were given out...

53°