El Monte is in a financial crisis, and it is easy to understand why. With the city's services being threatened with cutbacks, the City Council can't seem to find enough ways to add to the bureaucracy.
During these lean times when the council should be conserving, like pork barrel politicians, they're looking to add more cumbersome red tape.
Poorly advertised because the council "wants to cut costs" (translation: Don't let the public know what we're doing), the El Monte council is currently working to limit street parking one day each week for street cleaning.
Just like in big city Los Angeles, parking will only be allowed on one side of the street in the morning, then the other side in the afternoon. Should you forget to move during the one-hour transition period, you get an instant parking ticket!