Transportation and parking expert Prof. Donald Shoup of the Urban Planning Department proposes increasing fines for chronic offenders of parking violations in the 10/27/10 edition of the Los Angeles Times:
Stronger punishments for serial offenses are standard legal practice. As an extreme example, California sentences third-time felony offenders to life in prison. No one should receive a life sentence after three parking tickets, but higher fines for repeated parking offenses do fit logically within the legal system. Flat-rate parking fines are like treating hardened criminals and first-time offenders equally.