Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Los Angeles City Council Considers Making Housing Code Enforcers "Traffic Officers"

The Los Angeles City Council is considering an ordinance to give some city employees the power to ticket and impound so-called "nuisance vehicles." The city wants to make it easier for housing department workers to get abandoned vehicles off the roads quickly, when they encounter them during inspections. But, advocates for low-income communities, and the union representing real traffic officers, have expressed concerns about the new plan. Pacifica's Dan Fritz reports from Los Angeles.