Richard Willson, chair of Cal Poly Pomona’s Urban and Regional Planning Department, could be heard Tuesday night on “Which Way, L.A.?” on KCRW-FM (89.9).
Willson was on a panel discussing parking enforcement in Los Angeles and a grassroots organization that aims to change how the city handles parking tickets.
“A parking ticket to me is a data point that tells me that the parking enforcement is working and I’m probably the only person in Los Angeles who feels that way,” Willson said during the broadcast.
Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative officials said their demands include capping fines to $23 for infractions that don’t impact public safety and separating parking ticket revenue from the city’s general fund. The group’s leaders said they would bring the proposals to voters if they are not approved by the city.
The panel also included Steven Vincent, founder of Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative, and Mott Smith, principal of Civic Enterprise, a planning and development firm in Los Angeles.
Willson teaches transportation planning, planning theory and planning communication techniques at Cal Poly Pomona and is the author of the “Parking Reform Made Easy.”