Re: “Meter vultures are too eager to ticket” (letter, 6-4).
The writer rails against parking enforcement, saying tickets are issued again and again for people who only pull in for a minute or two.
How does he know? My guess is that he has personal experience with this.
And do these parking enforcement people really have a “we’ll show them” attitude? Again, how does he know?
Parking at Tacoma meters is so inexpensive. If you need a spot, even for a minute, pay for it. How do enforcement officers know you’re only there for a minute of two? Are they to sit there and watch? Their job is to make sure cars are parked legally.
So make sure you have a quarter in your car and save yourself a ticket. Then you can have 20 minutes to mail that letter or make a purchase.