Thursday, February 5, 2009

Parking Ticket Update

So it has been over 3 weeks since I got my parking ticket. I went down to the office on Monday to check in. I didn't want the 30 days to pass and then have my fine doubled all because I was waiting to hear back about the citation. They said that the parking mediator had suspended the citation and passed it along to the officer that wrote the ticket. She said that normally the letter about the citation would arrive 3-3.5 weeks from the date of the ticket. Monday was 2 weeks, so my 30 days would be up on Friday (because of course they don't count weekends, yet they don't work on weekends on RESOLVING my complaint). Anywho, I was planning on walking down to the office again today but it was raining. I checked the mail and I had a letter from them. So 3 weeks ago I wrote a letter explaining my innocence, supplied multiple pictures, etc and the letter I got back today says:


Wow. So my options from here are. Pay the ticket and eat the fine. Or pay the ticket, go to an Administrative Hearing and POSSIBLY get the fine refunded. (Yep, you got it, I have to pay the fine either way I go, but I MIGHT get it back if I waste more time on it) I am going to chat with Ryan about it, and maybe a couple more people to see if anyone has gone to the Administrative Hearing and try to gauge if it was worth it. If it was like a $20 fine I wouldn't care, but it is almost $100, FOR SOMETHING THAT I DO NOT SEE AS WRONG, AND SOMEONE IS PARKING LIKE THAT EVERY DAY ALL DAY! I will keep you all up-to-date (even though you may not care as much as me, hehe). I have 21 days to pay the fine and decide if I want to proceed with this litigation.

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