The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to send a five-signature letter to each of the County’s 88 cities encouraging them to follow the County’s ordinance exempting military veterans from paying metered parking fees.
In 2008, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 190 which permits counties and cities to exempt military veterans with the following license plates from paying metered parking:
· Pearl Harbor Survivor
· Legion of Valor
· Former American Prisoner of War (POW)
· Congressional Medal of Honor
· Purple Heart
Additionally, the motion requests the CEO send a letter to the Governor requesting that the California Department of Motor Vehicles publish a list of counties and cities that currently honor the parking exemption, post the list on the DMV website and provide an updated list annually to all veterans who have registered plates that qualify for the parking exemption.