Broken meter law and other parking news

A Los Angeles assemblyman has introduced legislation that would prohibit local governments from ticketing motorists who park at broken parking meters, but if passed, it will have little effect in Santa Rosa. Under AB 61, motorists would be permitted to occupy the spaces for the maximum time allowed by the [...]

By | June 25th, 2013|2 Comments

Don’t just feed the meter

Arielle wrote to ask about one of those little shortcuts many of us take when we're running late but also trying to be responsible. Unfortunately, it won't help us fend off parking tickets. "I know it is illegal to feed other people's meters, but is it legal in Santa Rosa [...]

By | May 1st, 2013|5 Comments

Mailbag: Parking, potholes and posted speed limits

More about how to avoid traffic tickets You wrote earlier that vehicles must actually leave the block after two hours to avoid tickets in two-hour free parking zones. I would be curious to see a followup on how parking people enforce that – it would seem to require either a [...]

By | March 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Mailbag: Santa Rosa’s parking surveillance SUV; travel time signs

Questions from Road Warrior readers: Santa Rosa’s parking surveillance SUV What is that police car that drivers around and has all the cameras and surveillance equipment on it and has Parking Enforcement on its sides. Are we supposed to believe that vehicle patrols parking spaces? Just curious. Kurt [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|3 Comments