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    labi
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    Valerie C. wrote >>
    We couldn’t get 2 different meters to accept cc payment in the Short North last week. They still took coins, but it’s annoying because it was freezing and we thought we were doing something wrong. The buttons to increase the time wouldn’t work.

    Last night on High St just north of 4th, the cc reader meter wouldn’t let me add more than the baseline 20 minutes to the meter (neither the add nor the reduce buttons would work). I was running late for a 1-hour meeting and had to insert card, wait (wait wait) for approval of 20 minutes, insert card again, wait for approval of 20 more minutes, etc etc etc.

    It wasn’t particularly cold or particularly wet or…

    Under what conditions were they thinking these things would function correctly?

    #423415

    econJoe
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    So have you used any of your clout to get the city Parking and Violations Bureau to put a moratorium on ticket writing until the glitches are resolved? If one person has to contest a ticket on account of meter errors every once in a while, that is life. When everyone I know who goes downtown has had the same experience, it’s something to make some noise about.

    Walker wrote >>

    Andrew Hall wrote >>
    Let’s not focus on personalities and fake-Internet-fights.

    Agreed.
    It’s a pet peeve of mine when people say “The City” is at fault for something when they have someone more specific they can blame. It’s almost as generic as blaming “The Man” for your problems. That’s all there was to my comment earlier.
    At the end of the day, there is a SERIOUS problem with parking meter enforcement, and it need addressed from all levels. Otherwise, it’s a black eye across the board for “The Entire City”.

    #423416

    cbus11
    Member

    I had a similar issue with these parking meters not taking CC correctly. The Parking Violations Bureau denied my appeal saying the meter was working correctly. Not worth the effort, I guess it is back to carrying quarters for me.

    #423417

    econJoe
    Participant

    I am the last person in the world who wants to accommodate drivers like they’re gods, but the city is sacrificing future revenues by being so greedy now. People are going to shift to private lots or not go downtown at all when they worry that a parking ticket is inevitable.

    cbus11 wrote >>
    I had a similar issue with these parking meters not taking CC correctly. The City denied my appeal saying the meter was working correctly. Not worth the effort, I guess it is back to carrying quarters for me.

    #423418

    groundrules
    Participant

    call six on your side.

    #423419
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    econJoe wrote >>
    So have you used any of your clout to get the city Parking and Violations Bureau to put a moratorium on ticket writing until the glitches are resolved?

    I have zero clout with that department.

    #423420

    jennyw
    Participant

    Valerie C. wrote >>
    We couldn’t get 2 different meters to accept cc payment in the Short North last week. They still took coins, but it’s annoying because it was freezing and we thought we were doing something wrong. The buttons to increase the time wouldn’t work.

    Yup, my husband and I had the exact same thing happen to us on Saturday, Jan. 15 while trying to park in the SN. I looked on the meter to see if it had a phone number for the parking violations dept. (when I’ve faced this prob in other cities, I’ve called in right then and there to make sure I wouldn’t have to worry about a ticket.), but as far as I could tell, it was only marked with a serial number. Aggravating.

    #423421

    jackoh
    Participant

    Where is Cool Hand Luke when we need him?

    #423422

    Cookie
    Member

    jackoh wrote >>
    Where is Cool Hand Luke when we need him?

    Dead.

    #423423

    Jim Lauwers
    Participant

    if only statins had been around in the 1960s…

    #423424

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    JimL2 wrote >>
    if only statins had been around in the 1960s…

    if you’re eating eggs 50 at a time it’s gonna take one hell of a statin

    #423425

    Andrew Hall
    Member

    I wonder if some of the problems are related to how odd the buttons are. Just a couple minutes ago, I thought I had a broken meter. I realized the buttons are not buttons, but sensitive divots. My index finger tip had to go into it and not just press. I suspect it will not work with a glove on.

    If this is the case, maybe not the best choice in design. Every other place I have used them have been pressure sensitive true buttons.

    A.

    #423426

    Elizabeth Lessner
    Participant

    econJoe wrote >>
    So have you used any of your clout to get the city Parking and Violations Bureau to put a moratorium on ticket writing until the glitches are resolved? If one person has to contest a ticket on account of meter errors every once in a while, that is life. When everyone I know who goes downtown has had the same experience, it’s something to make some noise about.

    Walker wrote >>

    Andrew Hall wrote >>
    Let’s not focus on personalities and fake-Internet-fights.

    Agreed.
    It’s a pet peeve of mine when people say “The City” is at fault for something when they have someone more specific they can blame. It’s almost as generic as blaming “The Man” for your problems. That’s all there was to my comment earlier.
    At the end of the day, there is a SERIOUS problem with parking meter enforcement, and it need addressed from all levels. Otherwise, it’s a black eye across the board for “The Entire City”.

    Since the department is run by an appointed official rather than an elected official, the public’s voice isn’t regarded. If City Council members would create legislation that allows them oversight to this department, there would be seven electeds accountable to their constituents to make this right.

    #423427

    joev
    Participant

    lizless wrote >>

    econJoe wrote >>
    So have you used any of your clout to get the city Parking and Violations Bureau to put a moratorium on ticket writing until the glitches are resolved? If one person has to contest a ticket on account of meter errors every once in a while, that is life. When everyone I know who goes downtown has had the same experience, it’s something to make some noise about.

    Walker wrote >>

    Andrew Hall wrote >>
    Let’s not focus on personalities and fake-Internet-fights.

    Agreed.
    It’s a pet peeve of mine when people say “The City” is at fault for something when they have someone more specific they can blame. It’s almost as generic as blaming “The Man” for your problems. That’s all there was to my comment earlier.
    At the end of the day, there is a SERIOUS problem with parking meter enforcement, and it need addressed from all levels. Otherwise, it’s a black eye across the board for “The Entire City”.

    Since the department is run by an appointed official rather than an elected official, the public’s voice isn’t regarded. If City Council members would create legislation that allows them oversight to this department, there would be seven electeds accountable to their constituents to make this right.

    Doesn’t the mayor appoint the director?

    #423428

    Elizabeth Lessner
    Participant

    Yes, the director is appointed by the mayor.

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