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Selling Curb Space in L.A.

January 16, 1988

Reading Dallek's article brings to mind a number of frustrating incidents where I've searched in vain for a parking space in Westwood or Beverly Hills only to see parking facilities offer spaces at $1 per hour, or empty streets with loads of parking space, but no spaces available for me because of parking restrictions.

The city councils should either rescind these parking exemptions or substantially up the fees. Charge the local residents $1 per hour per day, 365 days a year, for a total yearly fee of $8,760, to reserve their space on the street.

In addition, bill them for street cleaning and all other repairs and maintenance, plus liability insurance for their portion of the street should it not be kept up and someone incurs damages or injury there.

CRAIG SMITH

Los Angeles

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