San Mateo is dismissing or refunding the 1,241 parking citations issued in the city between March 17 and April 8, and has temporarily suspended citations for all metered parking, street sweeping, residential parking and expired registration, the San Mateo Police Department announced this week.
Those who received a citation during this time period will be contacted directly and do not need to take any action.
Starting Thursday, parking enforcement will focus on addressing public safety violations such as red zones, blocking a fire hydrant, blocking handicapped access or crosswalks, and all posted no parking areas. Enforcement will also continue for violations that cause immediate safety concerns such as parking on a rolled curb to prevent pedestrian access, wrong way parking, and parking in an alleyway.
For any questions regarding parking violations and citations, please email the Traffic Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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