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Spicy McHaggis
05-14-2009, 11:58 AM
I just got a parking ticket for, get this, a street cleaning violation. Apparently from 8-noon on Thursdays during the month of May you can't park on the streets outlying downtown. I had no idea this was the case because, A) there wasn't a sign saying it anywhere B) there were about 25 other cars parked on this street so I assumed it would be okay like it is every other day I've done it for the past 9 months. !%$&#@&$ shit pisses me off. Maybe we could make the rule a little more arbitrary, like on every even day when the moon aligns with Neptune, you can only park in the polka dot zone.

Bah!

blaise
05-14-2009, 12:04 PM
I got a ticket last year because I parked under a bust stop sign. It didn't say "No Parking" on it, and actually there was a "No Parking" five or six feet away with an arrow pointing the opposite way toward the corner. I was so mad I emailed half of the KC government offices. The mayor, city manager, basically every email address I could find.
They ended up emailing me back (a guy from the mayor's office) and throwing it out.
So I sent a letter to the Star saying the guy helped me out and they put it on the website.
You could try doing something like that.

Old Dog
05-14-2009, 12:07 PM
bust stop sign

I ain't ever seen one of those, but I'd park there too

bevischief
05-14-2009, 12:54 PM
Maybe busted?

chasedude
05-14-2009, 12:57 PM
City Govt's are low on revenue. They need to make it up some how. :rolleyes:

Iowanian
05-14-2009, 12:58 PM
My parking vent relates to the Amish who park their horses in my community and leave piles of green "apples" in half of the parking lots in town.

seclark
05-14-2009, 01:08 PM
My parking vent relates to the Amish who park their horses in my community and leave piles of green "apples" in half of the parking lots in town.

they're not so fun dodging on a motorcycle either. the turds, i mean. not the amish.
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kepp
05-14-2009, 01:36 PM
I just got a parking ticket for, get this, a street cleaning violation. Apparently from 8-noon on Thursdays during the month of May you can't park on the streets outlying downtown. I had no idea this was the case because, A) there wasn't a sign saying it anywhere B) there were about 25 other cars parked on this street so I assumed it would be okay like it is every other day I've done it for the past 9 months. !%$&#@&$ shit pisses me off. Maybe we could make the rule a little more arbitrary, like on every even day when the moon aligns with Neptune, you can only park in the polka dot zone.

Bah!

If there's no sign, challenge it. Do what 'blaise' did.

outhega
05-14-2009, 01:43 PM
That sucks dude. The town I live in created a snow ordinance this past winter. You are now allowed to park on the any street at any time if it snows or face having your vehicle towed and a 150 dollar fine. The problem is in the winter it snows once a week minimum with different amounts of severity and the ordinance is never anounced when it goes into effect and at what time so every body is left guessing.

Many people without driveways were told ( after thier cars were towed ) that they should have parked in thier yard. Cities ,nowadays especially, will do anything to make and save money.

Demonpenz
05-14-2009, 01:55 PM
That sucks dude. The town I live in created a snow ordinance this past winter. You are now allowed to park on the any street at any time if it snows or face having your vehicle towed and a 150 dollar fine. The problem is in the winter it snows once a week minimum with different amounts of severity and the ordinance is never anounced when it goes into effect and at what time so every body is left guessing.

Many people without driveways were told ( after thier cars were towed ) that they should have parked in thier yard. Cities ,nowadays especially, will do anything to make and save money.

We did that and when we parked the vehicle in the yard they hit us with one of those tickets for disabled vehicles in yard :(

blaise
05-14-2009, 01:57 PM
When I lived in DC you had to pay a yearly fee to park on the street. They give you a sticker and if you don't have it they give you a ticket.

acesn8s
05-14-2009, 02:19 PM
City Govt's are low on revenue. They need to make it up some how. :rolleyes:So, they are going to right tickets to the unemployed/jobhunters?


Suspect: Sorry your Honor, I don't have a job to pay for this BS ticket. :(

Judge: Pay it or 30 days in jail. :mad:

Suspect: Woo hoo! Free rent for a month! :thumb:

jjjayb
05-14-2009, 02:22 PM
So, they are going to right tickets to the unemployed/jobhunters?


Suspect: Sorry your Honor, I don't have a job to pay for this BS ticket. :(

Judge: Pay it or 30 days in jail. :mad:

Suspect: Woo hoo! Free rent for a month! :thumb:

Don't forget the free sex too. ;)

acesn8s
05-14-2009, 02:24 PM
That sucks dude. The town I live in created a snow ordinance this past winter. You are now allowed to park on the any street at any time if it snows or face having your vehicle towed and a 150 dollar fine. The problem is in the winter it snows once a week minimum with different amounts of severity and the ordinance is never anounced when it goes into effect and at what time so every body is left guessing.

Many people without driveways were told ( after thier cars were towed ) that they should have parked in thier yard. Cities ,nowadays especially, will do anything to make and save money.Park your car is the mayors yard next winter. :thumb:

KCChiefsMan
05-14-2009, 02:43 PM
damnit, this reminds me of the $2 parking ticket I got a couple months ago that I left in my glovebox and just forgot about it. I hope I don't have a warrant out for my arrest

Iowanian
05-14-2009, 02:51 PM
That sucks dude. The town I live in created a snow ordinance this past winter. You are now allowed to park on the any street at any time if it snows or face having your vehicle towed and a 150 dollar fine. The problem is in the winter it snows once a week minimum with different amounts of severity and the ordinance is never anounced when it goes into effect and at what time so every body is left guessing.

Many people without driveways were told ( after thier cars were towed ) that they should have parked in thier yard. Cities ,nowadays especially, will do anything to make and save money.

There are reasons why there are snow ordinances, and its not a money grab.

Crews have a certain amount of time to get the snow off the road, or the public goes bananas. If a plow throws clumps of snow against, or hits a car, there is liability. If the car is plowed in, the public gets outraged.

sedated
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
damnit, this reminds me of the $2 parking ticket I got a couple months ago that I left in my glovebox and just forgot about it. I hope I don't have a warrant out for my arrest

I think it takes like 1000 unpaid parking tickets to get in trouble.

in Lawrence, the downtown $2 parking tickets are a city-wide joke. at least they were when I was there.

Iowanian
05-14-2009, 02:55 PM
I once got a ticket, as I stood in the 4th floor window of a building some some co-workers on the night shift. You had to plug the meter until 6pm and then it was free. I would have been 5:58pm one night, and we watched a meter-maid stand by my car for 5 minutes, and write a ticket.

Later that night, I said something about "cool hand luking" some meters because I was angry.....

I had a co-worker who was well....pretty much insane, but funny as hell. Our shift ended in the middle of the night and we had left early and hit the bar for an hour (it was karoke night, and there was a house full of adults with down syndrome that drank there and sang karoke, mostly KISS songs)....anyway, as I walked to my car to leave(well below legal limit) this guy rolls by, revving his engine of his old Toyota car and says something about My "cool hand luke" idea. He hops 2 tires up on the sidewalk, revs his engine and takes out about 3 blocks of parking meters, honked his horn, waived and drove on.

Spicy McHaggis
05-14-2009, 09:36 PM
That sucks dude. The town I live in created a snow ordinance this past winter. You are now allowed to park on the any street at any time if it snows or face having your vehicle towed and a 150 dollar fine. The problem is in the winter it snows once a week minimum with different amounts of severity and the ordinance is never anounced when it goes into effect and at what time so every body is left guessing.

See, I actually understand the snow ordinance here because it makes sense. And you pretty much have to know it living here or you're going to the impound lot every other day.

I know the city is counting on people being to lazy to challenge it but I think I'm going to. Unless a Deadliest Catch marathon comes on. Then I'm going to watch it and eat Flamin' Hot Cheetos instead.

Hog Farmer
05-14-2009, 10:31 PM
I just got a parking ticket for, get this, a street cleaning violation. Apparently from 8-noon on Thursdays during the month of May you can't park on the streets outlying downtown. I had no idea this was the case because, A) there wasn't a sign saying it anywhere B) there were about 25 other cars parked on this street so I assumed it would be okay like it is every other day I've done it for the past 9 months. !%$&#@&$ shit pisses me off. Maybe we could make the rule a little more arbitrary, like on every even day when the moon aligns with Neptune, you can only park in the polka dot zone.

Bah!

You should bring a bag of household garbage to town and dump it in the street.

blaise
05-15-2009, 10:09 AM
When I lived in Buffalo they just made you park on opposite sides of the street on different days. That's how they made room for the plows. There was no snow ordinance and it didn't seem to be a problem.

Oxford
05-15-2009, 08:17 PM
I know the city is counting on people being to lazy to challenge it but I think I'm going to.

Make sure you challenge it before the city council, after you talk to the Municipal Prosecutor about the reasoning behind the ordinance and ticket. Take pictures of the area and signage around where the offense occurred and take them with you to the council meeting.