Los Angeles motorists beware: If the parking meter won't take your change, find another spot.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to uphold a policy that makes it illegal to park at spaces with broken meters. City transportation officials said violations issued at non-working meters generate about $5 million a year in revenue for the city.
The action exercises an option for cities to override a new state law that greatly limits the practice of issuing tickets to drivers who park at
malfunctioning meters. Under the state law, motorists may park for free at broken meters up to the maximum time allowed for the space.