I live in Los Angeles, South Bay area. My brother was visiting from out of town, borrowed my car, unwittingly parked on residential street on street sweeping day at the stated hours, and got a ticket for $45.
He did not see any parking sign and saw other cars parked there at the time and thought nothing of it. I looked at the street and there were 3 signs on a long block. Signs #1 and #2 are rather close together but #2 and #3, between which he parked, are ~500 feet apart (I approximated by walking and counting steps). It seems unreasonable to me to expect someone who doesn't know the area to look 250 feet both ways for signs, esp. when there are visual obstructions in form of trees. Seems to me the city should be responsible for having more signs. Certainly in the same area on business streets there are signs like every 100ft.
Do I have grounds for contesting this ticket?