City to cancel some driveway apron parking tickets

The city’s Department of Transportation will cancel tickets issued on or after Oct. 12 to motorists cited for parking  in driveway aprons, that sloping part of the driveway between the sidewalk and street.

Many council members have been contacted by angry constituents in Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Westwood and other neighborhoods after the city earlier this year began enforcing a law that prohibits parking in the driveway apron or blocking the sidewalk and street in front of driveways.

The agency announced the move on Wednesday in a letter to City Council members. The letter from LADOT General Manager Jaime de la Vega was sent a week after the City Council voted to temporarily suspend portions of the law applying to apron parking to allow the City Attorney to investigate the matter.  De la Vega said any tickets issued on or after Oct. 12 – the day the City Council approved the suspension – will be “administratively canceled.” In addition, he said that parking enforcement officers have been instructed about the change.

The canceled tickets and change in policy, however, does not apply to motorists cited for obstructing the sidewalk or parking on the street in front of a driveway.

Officers began issuing tickets for apron parking violations as the city looks for a way to deal with lawsuits claiming that apron parking violates provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act.


  1. too bad they’re not refunding for ticket issued BEFORE oct 12. i could use the money.

    then again, you keep using that picture of my car for your article. maybe we could come to an arrangement. :p

  2. @Evan- Bummer about your ticket, but pretty cool & fun that your car is the poster vehicle for apron parking!

  3. Everyone on Hyperion between Sunset and Hoover got apron parking tickets yesterday morning for $50 each.
    What has changed here? Can we get an update on this story?

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