Forty four days ago, if you’re counting, I went to City Hall to protest a parking ticket and tow Stef received. The area was improperly marked. Here’s the full story. I thought it was unfair to hide the sign in the bushes and then play gotcha for $127.
Two days ago I sent an email to the Director of the department that covers this asking for an update. “Let me have a look into this and get back to you later today,” he said.
Really–you thought he would?
I sent another email this afternoon. He asked if I could call and I immediately replied saying it would be five minutes. Five minutes later when I called he was gone.
Really–you thought he would be there?
I called and spoke to someone else in the department. Probably not a good idea. I reminded her that we only get 15 days to respond. She was not happy. She had discussed my ‘case’ but had not seen my “Request for Review Parking Violation/Towing.” I read her the state regs. I am not yet convinced that matters. She said she’d speak to the engineer, who I assume was the person who said the signs would be fine where they are in the first place.
I am told there will be a written response soon, right after their decision. I am torn between wanting this decided in my favor now or going for a real judicial appeal so I can play amateur lawyer. Whatever.
I will pursue this as a matter of principle… and because this afternoon they ticked me off. Please, don’t tick me off.