The ubiquity and general persistence of these people infuriates Angelenos of all types. Lately there’s been a growing dissatisfaction with the deteriorating service at the LA Parking Violations Bureau. The problems seem to go beyond just a few disgruntled people complaining about tickets. There’s now a real grassroots push to get the agency to become more efficient, transparent, and most of all friendly. The Los Angeles Times published a story detailing how one local man has decided to take matters into his own hands.
Atwater Village resident Jeff Galfer has become so fed up with the way the bureau operates that he’s begun his own campaign against what he calls a “badly run” organization. He’s gone as far as to file a class action lawsuit against the PVB, detailing the ways in which him and his petitioners have been scammed. The problem seems to stem from a departmental lack of accountability.
His beef is that the parking bureau refuses to admit when it messes up. The tales of appeal runarounds are too widespread to ignore…What really galls the bureau’s critics is its lack of transparency. The Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau’s operations have been outsourced to a private contractor…
Galfer is still trying to figure out why the crucial services of this organization are being given to non-responsive third parties. The city maintains that it’s doing a fine job of handling LA’s parking revenue, but there are clearly some discrepancies. It remains to be seen whether public outcry will be able to help orchestrate change within the mighty PVB. Stay Tuned
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