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San Diego to resume parking enforcement Friday

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 18:57:44-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Following the California Department of Public Health lifting the regional stay-at-home order on Monday, The City of San Diego will begin enforcing parking regulations again starting Friday.

From Jan. 29 through Feb. 7, the city will issue written warnings for vehicles parked in violation of:

-- Posted street sweeping routes
-- Metered parking restrictions
-- Curb time limits
-- Yellow commercial zones

Citations will continue to be issued for vehicles parked illegally at red, white, and blue painted curbs.

Starting Feb. 8, citations with fines will be issued. During the two-week grace period, courtesy notices will be distributed to inform residents of the enforcement restart.

The city suspended its parking enforcement to coincide with the regional stay-at-home order and curfew initiated by California in December.

"In accordance with the state's decision this week, it's necessary to resume enforcement of parking regulations," Mayor Todd Gloria said. "I continue to strongly urge San Diegans to stay vigilant -- wear a mask when you leave your home, avoid gathering with those outside your home and practice physical distancing. Doing so will help us stop the spread of COVID-19."

According to the city, restarting parking enforcement will increase turnover at parking meters and businesses, ensuring accessibility for patrons visiting local stores and restaurants.

Drivers are encouraged to follow posted signage when looking for a parking space.