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