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Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, City Hall

The Legality Of Santa Monica's New Smart Meters: Letter To The Editor

Posted Jun. 3, 2012, 1:52 am

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor,

I am wondering why no one has pointed out that the city of Santa Monica would impose sanctions, penalties and fees for illegally charging double rent in an apartment.

If someone moves out of an apartment prior to the end of the paid period, the landlord may not collect rent for that period from the new tenant, as well as the old tenant.

So, why is it legal for the city of Santa Monica to collect rent for the same time period from two individuals, when they rent a parking space?

Joy Jones

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Jun. 3, 2012, 7:25:22 am

stewart said...

'we are the city, we do what we want' andy agle city of santa monica

Jun. 3, 2012, 8:08:16 am

Bob Abernethy said...

The cynical answer to the query posed in this Letter To The Editor is "for the money", of course. Incidental to the never-ending quest for new revenue streams, City Hall is also claiming, with some merit, that the new meters will better enable the City to manage its finite store of on-street parking, which is far out-stripped by the demand for those resources.

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