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Supervisor Looks to Get Veterans Parking Privileges

Supervisor Michael Antonovich is encouraging cities throughout the county to opt into the provisions of legislation that exempts military veterans from paying for metered parking.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is encouraging cities throughout the county to opt into the provisions of legislation that exempts military veterans with specialized license plates from paying for metered parking.

Antonovich serves the city of Glendora.

The issue has been placed on this week’s County Supervisor’s board meeting agenda, scheduled for Nov. 7. The usual Tuesday meeting will be held Wednesday due to Tuesday's elections, county officials said.

The legislation, known as AB 190, exempts those with specialized license plates to park at metered parking without having to feed the meters, officials said. The plates recognized are:

  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Legion of Valor
  • Former American Prisoner of War (POW)
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart

“Each year thousands of men and women join our nation’s military to serve their country and protect our freedom” according to a motion made by Antonovich. “The contributions and sacrifices of these brave soldiers are vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by Americans and people around the world. Sadly, some of our brave soldiers come home with life altering injuries and others pay the ultimate price, giving their lives in defense of freedom.”

Assemblywoman Karen Bass authored the bill in 2008.

Jay November 03, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Don't want to sound like a biter Veteran but at least this gentlemen is trying to help us Vets with something. Thank you Mr Antonovich for trying but I'm sure it will get knocked down. We have a serious issue with homeless vets and the veteran unemployment rate is staggering compared to the regular one. Wy not continue to focus on helping military folks translate their military training into a civilian credentials. I saw an episode of John Stewart were he did a piece on this and it was beautiful. I am grateful to the industry that gave me a opportunity.
Steven Hanson November 03, 2012 at 10:26 PM
This is an admirable idea but it's a small gesture towards showing gratitude towards Vets. I'd like to see more and bigger ones offered in the future. As Jay mentioned, the homeless and jobless Vet issues deserve more attention and action! (I'm not a Vet)

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