Berkeley may let business owners ticket parked cars

Cars parked in a Berkeley lot.

March 5, 2013 8:30:30 PM PST
The city of Berkeley is considering taking a different approach in dealing with drivers who violate parking restrictions at businesses.

Under a new plan, property owners would be allowed to cite vehicles.

It's an effort to discourage drivers from parking in spaces reserved for specific businesses who then don't patronize those businesses.

It's a practice that frustrates proprietors but some say they don't want to hand out tickets.

"I don't necessarily agree with it, you know? I don't know I think the city of Berkeley is already bad enough with getting tickets," said Julio Rodriguez, the General Manager at Extreme Pizza.

Currently, the only recourse business owners have for a driver abusing the parking limitation is to have the car towed.

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