The Board of Directors has approved hiring six parking enforcement officers, doubling the city's current force.
The new officers will begin writing parking tickets Feb. 1, concentrating on rush-hour violators along major thoroughfares such as Arroyo Parkway, Los Robles, Marengo and El Molino avenues and California Boulevard.
The cost of hiring the six officers and a clerk to process the citations will be $359,427 for one year. The city also expects to spend $55,000 for new parking enforcement scooters. The additional officers are expected to bring in enough revenue from citations to pay for expanding the operation.