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California cities meet smart growth goals by reducing parking requirements

California cities meet smart growth goals by reducing parking requirements

| January 28, 2014

More than a quarter of California’s 540 cities and counties are using parking reductions to facilitate mixed-use projects. The urban planning tool can take different forms—prohibiting developers of new multifamily residences or other building types from constructing new, off-street parking lots, for example, or requiring them to locate new, off-street, surface parking lots to the […]

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App fights parking tickets for you

App fights parking tickets for you

| January 21, 2014

In the fiscal year 2011-2012, San Francisco collected more than $83 million in parking-ticket revenue—and that was before it installed 1,300 additional parking meters in the city, creating more opportunities for officials to ticket drivers. David Hegarty doesn’t need to hear any of this. The entrepreneur behind the new parking app Fixed knows from experience. […]

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Judge dismisses veteran’s parking tickets from California college

Judge dismisses veteran’s parking tickets from California college

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Californian Commissioner Larry Ornell dismissed two parking tickets issued to Purple Heart recipient Alex Duncan by the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) police. The judge urged school officials to adopt the state policies that guarantee free parking to Purple Heart and other veteran license plates. Alex Duncan was attending classes at SRJC to become a civilian […]

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California residents look for shady parking spots this summer

California residents look for shady parking spots this summer

| July 15, 2013

Soaring temperatures in Palm Springs, California are sending drivers searching for shady parking spots in Coachella Valley. Since everybody wants shady parking, these coveted spots are hard to find. Most of the area is either covered by slender palm trees (which don’t provide much shade) or with saplings that aren’t large enough to shade. Coming […]

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