Los Angeles spent millions more on parking enforcement than it generated the last 5 years: report

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Data compiled by a nonprofit news organization shows that the city of Los Angeles spent more on parking enforcement than it generated over the last five years.

The report, compiled by Crosstown, a nonprofit news organization based at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, shows the city spent $192 million more in parking and traffic enforcement than it brought in since 2017.

Since the 2017 fiscal year, the city raked in $617 million in parking tickets while spending over $809 million on salaries, equipment, and other enforcement related expenses.

The last two fiscal years, affected by restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, account for the largest shortfall with nearly $121 million more spent on enforcement than generated through citations.

During the 2020-21 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, the city’s Department of Transportation spent $56.4 million more than it took in comp... (Read more)