Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Sixty-Three Dollar Palisades Traffic Ticket

The $63 Dollar Palisades Parking Ticket, Sept. 16, 2013
 Ouch!...   Almost too dark to even notice the parking meter and certainly too dark to read the posted parking restrictions which some time ago were changed to reflect that the parking meters are enforced until 8 pm on the surface streets in the Palisades business district.  So there it was that I found myself recently parking just south of La Cruz on Alma Real, just across from the car wash at around 7:15 pm.  When I returned to my car sometime later I discovered the telltale signs of a parking ticket held in place by the windshield wiper...  I then remembered the 8 pm change.

The real horror was yet to show itself, however...  which happened when I opened the envelope and found the citation.  I could not believe my eyes when I saw that it was for SIXTY-THREE DOLLARS !  Now that is an absolutely ridiculous amount of money to park after 6 pm, let alone after 7:15 pm, in my opinion.

So please beware fellow Palisadians, visitors and guests!  Carry quarters... lots of them! Place a post-it note on your dashboard if you have to. 

Do not get caught by L.A. Parking Enforcement Division cuz it will cost you an arm and a leg.

Be careful out there, Folks.

Respectfully submitted,

William E. Maguire