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TACOMA: Pay the minimum, avoid a ticket

Letter by John Stella, Tacoma on June 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm with 1 Comment »
June 4, 2012 2:35 pm

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.

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  1. artiepuy says:


    That would be too much like taking responsibility for your actions and obeying the “laws of the land”!

    Do you REALLY expect people around here to do that when they can just blame the big, bad government instead? I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the people who think they should get a waiver for parking downtown also loudly complain about red light and speeding cameras.

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