Opposing Further Increases in Traffic and Parking Fines

Passed 4/4/2011

Whereas, The California Legislature, unable to agree on a measure to close our state’s budget shortfall, has raised traffic fines to extortionate levels, and

Whereas, these vastly increased fines have little to do with driving safety or parking regulations, and

Whereas, the effects of these extortionate fines fall disproportionately on students and the poor;

Therefore be it resolved that the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley strongly supports the principle that increases in parking and traffic fines shall be limited to amounts no greater than the rate of inflation, and

Therefore be it further resolved that this resolution be forwarded to the Los Angeles County Democratic delegation to the State Legislature urging them to introduce legislation to this effect.