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December 11, 2008
The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of Dec. 2.   Parking citation fines increased The council approved a proposal to increase parking citation fines as a result of recent legislation increasing the penalty assessment for municipal parking violations and to keep pace with inflation and comparable averages of other communities The council voted unanimously to approve Councilwoman Toni Iseman’s motion...
NEWS
July 15, 2005
Barbara Diamond Finding a parking space in Laguna in summer can be a pain, but parking illegally can be even more painful. The city rakes in nearly $1 million in parking-related fines each year, and visitors and residents alike feel the parking pinch as the annual arts festivals and the beaches draw thousands into town. Residents say they keep parking in mind at this time of year. "As a resident, this is my first time down all summer because of parking.
NEWS
September 14, 2007
Fines were increased Sept. 4 for those who illegally park in spaces marked for the disabled. The Laguna Beach City Council voted to increase the fines from $250 to $300, less than the $350 proposed by the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee. “Personally, I think they [violators] should be shot,” Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly said jokingly. “I am reluctant to increase the fines,” City Manager Ken Frank said. “We get more complaints about parking tickets than all the other complaints combined.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | September 10, 2007
Parking in a handicapped space without a handicapped permit now costs $50 more in Laguna Beach. The City Council increased fines Sept. 4 for those who illegally park in spaces marked for the disabled, at the recommendation of the city’s Parking/Traffic/Circulation Committee. The fine increase goes into effect immediately. The council voted to increase the fines from $250 to $300, less than the $350 proposed by the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee, but less harsh than another suggestions.
NEWS
September 20, 2002
Mary A. Castillo When Dave Connell volunteered as a Laguna Beach Police Department Citizen on Patrol almost two years ago, he knew officers had a tough job keeping the community's streets safe. But what he didn't know was how difficult it really was. "Officers have to be really heads-up kind of people," he said. "Just the technical aspects such as working the computer, radar and communication equipment in the car while observing their surroundings is like flying a fighter plane."
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By Barbara Diamond | April 20, 2007
Monitoring — "aggressive" but not full-time — has been ordered for the construction of four homes on Ceanothus Drive in South Laguna. Neighbors say the construction has disrupted their lives for 10 months. The order, which fell short of what the neighbors wanted, was part of the "Ceanothus Construction Protocol," recommended by city staff and approved Tuesday with some refinements by the Laguna Beach City Council. "I am disappointed in the staff recommendations," said Pamela Middlebrook, who submitted a prototype protocol to the council at the April 3 meeting.
NEWS
By David Hansen | February 20, 2013
During summer, the downtown Laguna Beach Wells Fargo is not so much a bank but a beach parking lot. With spaces at a premium, the centrally located bank lot is highly coveted - with rates to match. It's these types of parking operations that the city has its eye on. In discussing its upcoming Parking Management Plan, the city is putting all options on the table in an effort to avoid building an expensive new parking structure. "You've got places running two businesses, like the banks," Planning Commissioner Norm Grossman said.
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Cindy Frazier | May 28, 2010
W hen is a $40 parking ticket more than a parking ticket? When the ticketee is a successful trial attorney. Brant Mittler, a tourist from Texas, is still "hopping mad" ??? his words ??? at getting a parking ticket in Laguna Beach on April 29 for having tires over the line in a parking space in the Glenneyre Street parking structure. And Mittler isn't one to back down from a fight. He's a personal injury attorney and practicing cardiologist in San Antonio who has won some major health-care damage awards in his day. So he's not afraid to take on the city of Laguna Beach over its practice of ticketing folks for parking their cars on or over parking spot lines.
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December 11, 2008
The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of Dec. 2.   Parking citation fines increased The council approved a proposal to increase parking citation fines as a result of recent legislation increasing the penalty assessment for municipal parking violations and to keep pace with inflation and comparable averages of other communities The council voted unanimously to approve Councilwoman Toni Iseman’s motion...
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NEWS
September 14, 2007
Fines were increased Sept. 4 for those who illegally park in spaces marked for the disabled. The Laguna Beach City Council voted to increase the fines from $250 to $300, less than the $350 proposed by the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee. “Personally, I think they [violators] should be shot,” Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly said jokingly. “I am reluctant to increase the fines,” City Manager Ken Frank said. “We get more complaints about parking tickets than all the other complaints combined.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | September 10, 2007
Parking in a handicapped space without a handicapped permit now costs $50 more in Laguna Beach. The City Council increased fines Sept. 4 for those who illegally park in spaces marked for the disabled, at the recommendation of the city’s Parking/Traffic/Circulation Committee. The fine increase goes into effect immediately. The council voted to increase the fines from $250 to $300, less than the $350 proposed by the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee, but less harsh than another suggestions.
NEWS
July 15, 2005
Barbara Diamond Finding a parking space in Laguna in summer can be a pain, but parking illegally can be even more painful. The city rakes in nearly $1 million in parking-related fines each year, and visitors and residents alike feel the parking pinch as the annual arts festivals and the beaches draw thousands into town. Residents say they keep parking in mind at this time of year. "As a resident, this is my first time down all summer because of parking.
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