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IamPatSajak: 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".
IamPatSajak: I really dislike this system of for-profit law.
ZAZ: Citations may not be issued... Where meters are non-functioning.No, when the meter is nonfunctional you blow up the car to remind the driver not to break the meter next time. Unless Atlanta isn't one of the places where meters are broken deliberately to get free parking.
sodomizer: I also dislike Atlanta. That place is a giant covert race war.
ArkAngel: I'd be further upset about a city councilman named "Kwanza"ZAZ: Citations may not be issued... Where meters are non-functioning.No, when the meter is nonfunctional you blow up the car to remind the driver not to break the meter next time. Unless Atlanta isn't one of the places where meters are broken deliberately to get free parking.You are the law?
funktilious_j: DC and Arlington could benefit from this as well. DC has some of the craziest signage I have ever seen. There are spots downtown that have 4 or five signs posted, it's almost like a math problem.Link
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.
jtown: A city I used to live in had residential street sweeping from 7am to 11am on (if I remember right) Tuesday mornings. If you were parked on a residential street during those times, you'd get a ticket. Even if you parked after the street sweeper had obviously already been through. You could tell from the wet stripe it left. The timing was obviously designed to nail as many people as possible. If they'd wanted to minimize impact, they would have started the time at 9am so most people would be at work. A 7am start time falls right in the middle of getting the kids ready for school and getting ready for work. And ticketing people who parked after the sweeper had already gone by was a total dick move. I don't live there any more.The city I lived in before that did it right. They cleaned business districts in the early morning hours and residential in the middle of the day. If a car happened to be parked on the street, they'd just go around it. The logic being that they'd get that spot next week because it was very unlikely that the same spot would be blocked two weeks in a row. If someone did have a car that sat in the same spot for weeks, the first action was to leave a note asking them to please move their vehicle at least once a week so they can clean the area./CSB
eKonk: Someone once had a better solution to parking meter problems...[www.imaginaryyear.com image 400x225]