Fines Jacked Up by L.A. City Council Send Strapped Residents to Community Service

L.A. Weekly | February 26, 2010
What to do when, as Professor Thomas Griffith puts it, "we're running out of tricks"? Raise fines and fees: parking tickets coupled with meters that now must be fed well after 6 p.m.; "Denver" boots on cars; tow-away surcharges; littering fines. None of it has to go before L.A. voters.

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