City Controller's Review Will Show Department of Transportation Failed to Enforce Scofflaw Policy

Studio City's Wendy Greuel holds press conference today saying LADOT missed revenue opportunity to the tune of $15 million.

Continuing her efforts to reduce waste and save money in City government, City Controller Wendy Greuel will release an investigation of the City Department of Transportation (LADOT) and its parking citation scofflaw enforcement activities.

Controller Greuel’s office received a tip through her Fraud Waste And Abuse Hotline, that the LADOT was not enforcing its own scofflaw policy, and not utilizing license plate recognition (LPR) technology, installed in some LADOT vehicles, potentially losing millions of dollars in revenue. Scofflaws are defined as those whose vehicles have 5 or more unpaid parking citations. 

The Controller’s investigation found that LADOT officers were issuing additional citations to these continuous violators, rather than impounding vehicles. LADOT management also made a decision to disband the centralized unit for scofflaw enforcement, missing the opportunity to collect additional revenues for this purpose.  

WHO:     City Controller Wendy Greuel
              LADOT Interim General Manager Amir Sedadi

WHAT:    City Controller to Release Waste, Fraud and Abuse Investigation on LADOT’s Parking Citation Scofflaw                  
Enforcement  Activities.  

WHEN:    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
                10:00 AM

WHERE:   Front steps of the California Department of Transportation Building 
                100 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012    

Jack McGrath April 26, 2011 at 06:43 PM
It seems Wendy Greuel is the only public official minding the city store? Are not our city general managers watching their budgets? Now with a $400 million city deficit, we only have $385 million to go.
Cat West May 11, 2011 at 11:38 PM
How about all the government provided employee cars, what are they costing? Sure hope Wendy is looking at all the expenses, there's a LOT of waste just in phones, cars and travel. But compared to the worker looking for a job during this economic downturn, the government workers are being treated very well. They get LOTS of perks including expense accounts, pensions, health care in addition to salaries that are very generous compared to the private sector. These folks enjoy a very cushy arrangement. Too bad they're not hiring.


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