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(11 Alive)   Atlanta's meter maids receive so many complaints that the city is forced to write a Parking Bill of Rights, including such gems as: Don't ticket people over busted meters   (11alive.com) divider line 66
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2012-11-15 11:06:33 AM  
Who said you can't legislate common sense?
 
2012-11-15 11:10:27 AM  

KrispyKritter: IamPatSajak: If only the Philadelphia parking authority would do something like this. I once got a ticket while I still had time and the meter maid said "well I already typed it, you'll have to fight it". They also don't care if the meter doesn't work. Plus the tickets are like $80 if you wait more than 15 days to pay. I really dislike this system of for-profit law.

my car was ticketed legally parked in my driveway. contested it in court, judge dismissed it, i had to pay 'cost of court' = 3/4 of what the ticket was. did nothing wrong. nice work if you can get it.

law and order for the most part is not justice and fairness. it is screwing as many commoners out of as much money as possible day after day.


How did they ticket you in your driveway?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-15 11:10:28 AM  
A bag on a parking meter should mean "there is no meter here" instead of "the meter is broken."
 
2012-11-15 11:29:11 AM  
Once got a ticket because the Sheriff's office locked down the Atlanta courthouse for a "natural disaster" drill and would not let anyone in or out for 45 minutes. I was 3 minutes late to the meter and there was the ticket.
 
2012-11-15 11:31:08 AM  

eKonk: Someone once had a better solution to parking meter problems...
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What's your dirt doing in Boss Keanes ditch?
 
2012-11-15 11:49:47 AM  
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These are not Atlanta's meter maids

(Atlanta Farkers, amirite?)
 
2012-11-15 12:00:36 PM  

Cheeseface: Covert race war? Hmm, must be really covert because this is the most integrated place I've ever lived in. Of course, I'm not counting cities north and south of Atlanta. Those are not so covert.

Also, I can't wait for the black flag Occutard Anarchists to sabotage every single meter in the city. That being said, ParkAtlanta deserves every single piece of hate they receive.


People from up north like to pretend that they are less racist than we are in Atl. Doesn't make it true. If you want to see races living in harmony, some of your best examples are going to be from the south.
 
2012-11-15 12:22:39 PM  

kroonermanblack: bungle_jr: Cheeseface: Covert race war? Hmm, must be really covert because this is the most integrated place I've ever lived in. Of course, I'm not counting cities north and south of Atlanta. Those are not so covert.

Also, I can't wait for the black flag Occutard Anarchists to sabotage every single meter in the city. That being said, ParkAtlanta deserves every single piece of hate they receive.

atlanta (actually one of its suburbs to the north...marietta, maybe) is the ONLY place i've been in the usa that had bilingual signage throughout walmart...and i live in texas where one might expect that.

It's much more common depending on area and shop, but you're right, it's still not full bilingual. Most big stores have signs in English/Spanish now though, for directions etc.


Pretty much this. Living in East Cobb County (Upper-middle-class WASP suburb just east of Marietta proper for non-ATL residents) I haven't seen bilingual signage around my area, though in Roswell, 20 min. east of where I live, it's much more common. 

//We're called East Cobb Snobs for a reason
 
2012-11-15 02:31:02 PM  

MrTDGoodrich: Pretty much this. Living in East Cobb County (Upper-middle-class WASP suburb just east of Marietta proper for non-ATL residents) I haven't seen bilingual signage around my area, though in Roswell, 20 min. east of where I live, it's much more common. 

//We're called East Cobb Snobs for a reason


East Cobber, too, but only because it really is the best area in metro to live. We actually have trees! Roswell underwent a transformation about 10 years ago. Very quickly, all of its Black residents disappeared and were replaced by Hispanics. Now the Hispanic population is in decline and the Blacks are returning; only this time they are more affluent. It may have something to do with Roswell becoming one of the country's top retirement destinations for upper middle class people and that it has a median income of $80.4K. The Hispanics just can't afford to live there anymore.
 
2012-11-15 03:22:51 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: What's the racial breakdown of the meter maids? Just curious.


None.
 
2012-11-15 03:47:16 PM  
My town has it posted on the electric parking meters that it's illegal to park at a nonfunctioning meter and grounds for ticketing. The street outside my office in a different town has a "no parking beyond this sign" sign pointed away from the flow of traffic and they ticket people there every damned day.
 
2012-11-15 03:49:01 PM  
In DC it's illegal to park at a broken meter.

If you can appeal by mail do it. I got a ticket in DC (may have just been a regular parking ticket). I was guilty but figured the DC government was so farked up that it was worth a try. Made up some bogus excuse, sent it in and never heard anything about it. I had no trouble renewing my registration, so I was off the hook for the ticket somhow.
 
2012-11-15 07:21:18 PM  
One night when I was living in Boston right after college, I got a ticket for parking too long near Kenmore Square.

Being idiots in college after a Red Sox game and having had too many beers, we took turns kicking the meter until it was bent over sideways 30 degrees or so. It was a lot of effort, but worth it.

Ironically, I moved to Atlanta a few months later, and that ticket was never paid.

/Still feel good about it.
 
2012-11-15 08:35:10 PM  
The parking enforcement officers would park their vans in no parking and loading zones near the building where I used to work. I'm sure their job sucks, they have to deal with a lot of abuse, and the vast majority of tickets they hand out are well earned. Still, maybe if they didn't act like assholes who start writing tickets before meters expire and break the parking laws on the same streets their working, people would have a small amount of respect for them.
 
2012-11-15 08:37:21 PM  

louiedog: The parking enforcement officers would park their vans in no parking and loading zones near the building where I used to work. I'm sure their job sucks, they have to deal with a lot of abuse, and the vast majority of tickets they hand out are well earned. Still, maybe if they didn't act like assholes who start writing tickets before meters expire and break the parking laws on the same streets their* working, people would have a small amount of respect for them.


*they're as in they're laughing at me because I am dumb.
 
2012-11-15 09:17:03 PM  
I got my revenge on the NOLA meter nazis as their copier tech. My Explorer was towed illegally, and I had to pay cash (only) to get it out. As I'm waiting I notice the copier has an I'd tag from the company I was working for , I politely explained to the troll behind the bullet proof glass that I was their copier tech, and since I was legally parked when I was towed, could they cut me some slack? No ,that ain't her problem.. Two weeks later City on NO impound and tow yard call comes to me, I let it ride for about three weeks, no calls ,no stops ,nothing. My boss calls me to inquire about the call and I remind him about who they were. I finally get over there to check the machine and it needs a part to run, I knew full well we had a parts machine at the shop and could have gotten them running that very afternoon but it ain't my problem! I had the parts guy order it with the slowest shipping available, which added 2 weeks to the process.



/ csb right?
 
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