Marc Fisher will be happy.

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Law enforcement scofflaws, courtesy of philliefan99

About a year ago Marc Fisher joined other voices in condemning DC for removing the opportunity to challenge parking tickets in person. Well, it turns out the solution to their problem is simple: get your parking tickets park in Arlington.

Arlington is going the exact opposite direction, and requiring that anyone who wants to challenge a parking ticket show up in person to make their claim. Arlington is disbanding the parking review office in order to save on salaries so now you either get to pay up or take  your chances with the judge. That means that if your claim is denied you not only give up the time in your day – which Fisher and others seem not to value, so no biggie there – but also $61 in court costs.

As an old co-worker of mine used to say: “here’s your monkey’s paw, smart-ass.”

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “Marc Fisher will be happy.

  1. That is dreadful. I have been issued parking tickets wrongfully in Arlington on a couple of occasions and was always pleased with how polite and efficient the online contest system worked.