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2009-11-16 09:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz and the West 3rd Street Business Association will launch a ground-breaking public valet service on Saturday, November 28. Organizers hope the service revolutionizes parking on West 3rd, a street famous for trendy boutiques, gourmet shops and cutting-edge restaurants, stretching from La Cienega Boulevard to Fairfax Avenue. "Customers have told us, we love your street, but we don't love the parking situation," said...

2009-06-26 08:50:06

Canada's Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Toronto woman's $26 million class action suit against the city for fining her for not paying a frozen parking meter. Attorney Ken Arenson said his client was given a $30 ticket in Toronto for not displaying a parking ticket on her dashboard in the winter of 2007-08. The woman said the ticket machine was frozen and wouldn't accept money and she challenged the ticket. The city stood firm, so Arenson took it to the country's highest court in Ottawa,...

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2009-02-24 14:27:28

Some US cities are ditching traditional coin-slot parking meters for a new generation of "smart" card-operated ones. In places like Charleston, S.C., the technology is "catching on in more and more cities as aging parking meters need to be replaced and new technology is being introduced," Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance, a non-profit association working to spread the use of smart-card technology, told USA Today. During the first three days after the...

2009-01-05 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, for the first time ever, you can get paid to fight your parking ticket. In a city where more than 80% of the public does not exercise their legal right to contest parking tickets a new program will get you paid to fight yours. "The City has hired 793 new ticket agents but the public doesn't have the time to fight every unfair ticket. Because we want them to fight every unfair ticket and to make sure it's worth people's time we are going to pay...

2008-07-25 03:00:29

By Joe Segura Towers, parking lots and taco-stand liquor permits raised eyebrows in Belmont Shore this week. The Long Beach City Council gave the nod to an effort that could eventually lead to the purchase of former 3rd District Councilman Frank Colonna's parking lot in Belmont Shore. That vote started off the process to set up a new Communities Facilities District for Belmont Shore. City staff reported that the new district along Second Street would provide a means to finance...

2008-06-18 15:00:32

By Gina Morton, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Jun. 18--LEWISBURG -- The Borough Council still is accepting donations of items to send to local soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Mayor Judith Wagner said during Tuesday's meeting that she is proud of the council for endorsing and collecting the goods, but money toward postage still is needed. If 1,200 to 1,500 pounds of goods are collected, postage would cost $300 to $500. "We need to keep pushing," said John J. Baker, council vice...

2008-01-30 00:00:00

In the quiet early morning hours in Charleston's East End, the soft purring of a small engine can sometimes go unnoticed. But Capitol police and security guards now know to pay attention to such noises. They could mean someone is breaking into another parking meter. William David Sailsbury, 44, of Charleston, was arrested Monday for the fourth time in a little more than a month and charged with stealing money from parking meters near the state Capitol. At one point last month, Sailsbury...

2007-12-14 09:00:18

Photo Violation Technologies Corp. ("PVT") a leader in technologically innovative parking solutions announces with great disappointment that the Reverse Take Over (RTO) procedure with NATCO International Inc. has not been completed to date. Due to reasons beyond PVT management's control, PVT has yet to receive the total of $2 Million USD that was due on May 1, 2007 as required in the Letter of Agreement that both parties signed on March 16, 2007. When NATCO failed to deliver the total...


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