Parking Meters Out
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January 21, 2011 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #423339
Just saw a meter reader near Jury Room writing parking tickets. They’re out today.January 21, 2011 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #423340
Just saw a meter reader near Jury Room writing parking tickets. They’re out today.January 21, 2011 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #423341
Snow emergency was lifted hours ago – if they are having a malfunction of new equipment, and are knowingly writing tickets in spite of it – that’s just shitty. And sadly, not surprising.January 21, 2011 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #423342
I parked on Gay for lunch on Wednesday and emailed the City’s 311 people that the meter I was using wasn’t working with coins – giving them the meter number and the cross streets Gay and Pearl – other ones around it were working at the time.
I didn’t get a ticket and I did get a service request number to track it through the system. You are supposed to be able to track it through the system after 24 hours and I just checked and it’s either not in the system yet or they gave me a wrong number. I will check again next week.January 21, 2011 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #423343
I tried to use a meter in the short north a couple weeks ago (soon after the new meters were put in) I put change in it and it didn’t register at all and was still blinking like it was expired. I just had to run into bink davies and buy something quickly so I chanced it and (thankfully) didn’t get a ticket. That is ridiculous that they still write tickets when they know there’s an issue…I wonder if they instruct them to do it to get extra money because there will be some people who don’t want to go through the hassle of disputing a ticket. It’s shady that’s for sure.January 21, 2011 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #423344
I just checked my meter on Gay and they all say they have 2 hours and 20 mins left on them. So I guess that means they are back on now.January 21, 2011 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #423345
Yeah, when I just went out they all had about 2 hours on them. The credit card reader also worked so I could add more time.January 21, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #423346
Mr Bubbles614 wrote >>
I received a ticket with one minute left on the meter. The meter maid was walking away and shouted “Hey! I still have a minute left on this meter!” She responded by saying, “Sorry, already hit print”. Made me feel like Oprah when here movie “Beloved” flopped
I guess that is when you get the voice or video recorder on your cell phone running and go through that sequence again with the ticket writer. Or take pictures of the meter and the ticket (with time still on the meter). Take that one to court. If the ticket writer shows up you get to see if they want to commit perjury.January 21, 2011 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #423347
No backlight makes it hard to read if it’s pitch black alsoJanuary 21, 2011 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #423348
Walker EvansKeymasterJanuary 21, 2011 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #423349
Way to go, Department of Public Service – Parking Violations Bureau!January 21, 2011 5:52 pm at 5:52 pm #423350
Snarf wrote >>
Way to go, Department of Public Service – Parking Violations Bureau!January 21, 2011 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #423351
Response from the Mayor’s Office:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve spoken to Public Service and our policy is that broken meters are free meters. So if someone received a ticket it was either for another infraction or it was in error in which case the person would be entitled to a refund.January 21, 2011 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #423352
That’s why I rarely go downtown, scam masters.
Detroit used to operate a pretty good parking scam trying to raise revenues. City workers would go out to suburban Hotels and video tape cars and their plates, then write up tickets and mail them to the owners demanding money.
Didn’t go over to well, they jacked with a congressional staffer unknowingly. I wonder if they are out of prison yet ?
Twixlen wrote >>
Snow emergency was lifted hours ago – if they are having a malfunction of new equipment, and are knowingly writing tickets in spite of it – that’s just shitty. And sadly, not surprising.January 21, 2011 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #423353
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve spoken to Public Service and our policy is that broken meters are free meters. So if someone received a ticket it was either for another infraction or it was in error in which case the person would be entitled to a refund.
Am I right in guessing the burden of proof the meter was actually broken is on the driver, not the city?
I can’t see them merely taking the driver’s word for it.
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