Over the past several years, the Burbank Police Department has experienced challenges in providing continuous effective parking enforcement services for the city. Recruiting and retention challenges left the department without a stable, well-trained and experienced parking enforcement workforce.
To address these challenges, the City Council recently approved a BPD proposal to implement a one-year pilot program working with a third-party professional service provider to supplement existing parking enforcement services to meet the needs of the city.
“BPD manages parking enforcement within the city and is responsible for maintaining traffic safety by enforcing parking laws, removing vehicles that are obstructing the roadway, and impounding abandoned vehicles,” police said.
The department’s parking enforcement program issues parking citations to violators of the municipal code and vehicle code. These types of violations include illegal parking in restricted areas, overtime parking in commercial areas and residential neighborhoods, 72-hour parking restrictions and street sweeping violations.
BPD selected LAZ Parking California LLC for the provision of parking enforcement services for the city. LAZ Parking has more than 40 years of experience in conducting parking enforcement services and provides services in cities of various sizes throughout the country, some of which in Los Angeles County include West Hollywood, Inglewood, Long Beach and Manhattan Beach.
On June 1, LAZ Parking will begin parking enforcement services throughout the city. All LAZ Parking personnel will be wearing blue polo-style uniforms with “City of Burbank Parking Enforcement” clearly visible on the shirt sleeves, and they will be driving clearly identifiable white Toyota Corollas with the same identification on the sides.
Parking enforcement will begin with warnings being issued from June 1-14. Parking enforcement citations will be issued beginning June 15.
First published in the May 27 print issue of the Burbank Leader.