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Parking Meters As Money Machines

October 01, 1987

Communities that draw many visitors often rely on parking meters to control traffic--and raise money. Parking meters are the third largest source of revenue for Hermosa Beach. Beverly Hills has one meter for every 10 residents. Here are meter revenue figures provided by 10 cities.

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THMeterRevenueNo. ofPop./HourlyRevenue/MeterNo. ofAmt. ofTicketas %

rsCostRevenueMeterCheckers*TicketsFines**RevenueBudgetTDBeverly

NoneGlendale1,75584.05-.50168,6009675,068855,0001.1%Hermosa Beach1,75013.50322,1191841328,12818421,00012.7%Los

33,00095.10-1.006,300,000191550417,106133,250,0000.4%Manhattan

10030.25-.75156,700142827,1698217,3522.8%PasadenaNoneRedondo Beach92869.10-.50150,8651631012,49513162,3961.5%Santa

0149,600131,800,0004.0%Whittier135,685.25760581NA8NANAET

* Some have other duties ** Some fines higher if paid late *** 1,750 to be added in October .

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