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Election Day Parking Rules: Some Meters Get Day Off

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    Election Day Parking Rules: Some Meters Get Day Off

    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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