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Letters: Street-sweeping parking tickets serve a purpose

May 29, 2012

Re "Swept up in parking tickets," May 24

I rented apartments for 12 years and can understand the challenge of complying with various parking restrictions related to street sweeping, but imagine how dirty our streets would be if the law wasn't enforced. And to the point that some wealthier neighborhoods don't ticket on street-sweeping days: Unfortunately, littering tends to be inversely proportional to income levels in the area.

Taxing gasoline to build an incredible mass transit system so low-income people don't need cars would be part of the solution, but we aren't progressive enough to make that happen.

Joseph DeMello

Long Beach

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