PALMDALE – For the second straight year, Palmdale’s Parking Enforcement Division staffers will be out in force now through Dec. 24 issuing “Good Parking Tickets” to motorists who display good parking habits.
“We tried this last year and the response from our residents was overwhelmingly positive,” said Palmdale’s Parking Enforcement Supervisor Dulce Gomez. “It’s so easy to get stressed out during the holiday season, and with all the crowds out there shopping, it can make relatively simple things like finding a good parking space frustrating. So, keeping with the ‘holiday spirit,’ it’s important that people demonstrate courtesy and make the right choices when it comes to parking. Our ‘Good Parking Tickets’ let them know that their good actions are seen and appreciated.”
In addition to the “Good Parking Tickets,” those “cited” will receive a gift such as gift cards from The Yard House and gift baskets from The Body Shop.
All “good parkers” will be entered into a drawing to win one of five annual parking passes from Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, valued at $450, and which covers the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy area, including several beaches.
“All of us like to be acknowledged for doing something right,” added Gomez. “The ‘Good Parking Ticket’ program is a nice way to make people feel good about making their community safer, especially during the holidays. It’s also a great reminder to always park and drive safely.”
“Our Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to patrol the city as part of our usual daily routines,” said Gomez. “However, we are hoping to give out more ‘Good Parking Tickets’ and gift cards than violations.”
For more information, contact the Public Safety and Community Relations Office at 661-267-5181.