Assemblyman Mike Gatto is proposing a package of reforms to make parking madness in California less painful. It includes being able to park your car immediately after street sweeping, enabling high tech meters to have different prices depending on the time of day, not being fined for tickets received on a stolen vehicle, and preventing valet drivers from blocking parking spots.
"Valets don't own the street it's the public who owns the street...We're trying to prevent them from taking ownership of the spots - coning them off or physically occupying them and saying they're exclusively for valet," says Gatto.
Many people FOX 11 spoke to said they were familiar with valet drivers hoarding their streets.
"They take up half of Spring Street especially on Saturday night when there's a lot of people coming in to go to various bars and restaurants and it's frustrating and they're not kind or polite about it," said one lady who had just valet parked at a packed Silver Lake restaurant.
Gatto's bills are still in their early stages and haven't been voted on. They're expected to be heard by a committee next week.