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.”