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Not so fast on CD 12's parking perk

Thumbnail image for cd-12-staff-parking.jpgRegarding those signs at the Chatsworth Metrolink station marking off a couple of primo parking spots for the local council district staff, spotted last weekend. They are outdated, says Matt Meyerhoff, the communications director for Councilman Mitchell Englander. And never were a perk related to the trains.

According to Meyerhoff, the signs were posted back when Councilman Greig Smith had a satellite field office in the train depot. The council office, like other tenants, received a couple of set-aside parking spots. Shortly after Englander was elected last year, the council district 12 staff moved elsewhere in Chatsworth. The city's Department of Transportation apparently did not remove the signs, Meyerhoff writes, adding that they are being taken down perhaps even right now. As for designated spots at the train station, he says, they weren't any kind of benefit for Englander's staff: "We have no use for them."


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