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LETTER: Fourth of July Ticket Blitz Over the Top

How dare the police infringe on our public holiday in what is clearly a planned out day where in they can line their coffers. This has nothing to do with public safety.

The police are blitzkrieging our city and it’s not right.

I woke up to a ticket on my car at 9 a.m. for having no front tag. My car has been parked in the same spot for two years. Everyone on Malibu Road has tickets for parking in their own driveways.

There are over 12 police cars and cycles pulling people over.

On my ride from Broad Beach, I saw one police officer pulled over at Zuma, another at Point Dume, one by Paradise Cove and coming down the hill by Ralphs, two motorcycle cops each pulled out at the same time pulling over two separate cars and as I made a left turn onto Webb Way another cop had pulled over a victim.

On my way down Malibu Road I counted 20 tickets on cars.

Happy Independence Day Malibu.

How dare the police infringe on our public holiday in what is clearly a planned out day where in they can line their coffers. This has nothing to do with public safety.

Shame on you police. We don’t even have our own station.

R Y A N September 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
FIRST DO NO HARM: In my recent testimony to the Public Works Commission about parking enforcement, I stated that the ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY SHOULD NOT IMPEDE OR ENDANGER TRAFFIC on the road, especially PCH. I restated this to the Public Works Commission that all parking enforcement on Cross Creek Road/Civic Center Way should be by FOOT PATROL so that the ticket-writer's vechicle doesn't contribute to the parking/circulation problem. That photo on Malibu Road showing Secural's vehicle illegally parked Starsky-and-Hutch-style" (backwards and blocking the ONLY opposite-direction travel lane) takes the cake. In Secural's haste to make profit, safety and walkability of City streets has been unnecessisarily degraded. The Secural contract needs to be rewritten to prohibit such consequential safety degradation or a legitimate Request For Proposal done by the City.
Bill September 12, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Subject: Stop Malibu City Council's Private Ticket-writing contractors from abusing us! Let the public decide. Hi, This is NOT about public safety, this is about Malibu City Council hiring Secural (a private firm) to write tickets on their behalf, mostly targeting residents. This is NOT about dangerous cars speeding down the PCH, this is about MCC lining their coffers at the expense of our local population! That's why I created a petition to Lou LaMonte, Mayor, which says: "Dear Mayor, Your decision to allow Secural to aggressively enforce parking violations in our residential neighborhoods is not making anyone safer, it is just running up frivolous tickets on tax-paying residents who are already besieged by tourists during the summer and weekends. You need to do a comprehensive review of their practices asap!" Will you sign this petition? Click here: http://signon.org/sign/stop-malibu-city-councils?source=c.em.cp&r_by=5575054 Thanks!
Terry September 12, 2012 at 09:49 PM
how can he afford a trip to china without the parking tickets. oh yes the gouge us at the building department also. city of malibu. ring the bell
Lori September 18, 2012 at 11:08 PM
My daughter (a Pepperdine Junior) got 5 duplicate bogus fix it tickets in 2 weeks.
Marshall Thompson September 19, 2012 at 03:40 AM
This parking and equipment violation "service" needs to be monitored and criticized as needed. I prefer a less rigid Malibu, not one that feels like Santa Monica or downtown LA where regular folks are seen by the City "Establishment" as "money pigeons," ready for the snaring, or even more extremely, they see us as criminals and enemies. I think it creates an animosity between regular folks and the City that is unnecessary and irritating. I have long been of the opinion that the main reason for the existence for the incorporation of the City of Malibu is to provide rich salaries, benefits, and pensions for the employees of the City rather than honestly being here for the good of the residents. Just look at the pension situation where employees contribute next to ZERO for their pensions and healthcare and get paid way more than similar work in the private sector. I think the parking enforcement contractor's contract should be repealed like yesterday.

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