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Epaminondas
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know if the City will run a parking ticket amnesty program soon?
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 350
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 1:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How much do you owe?
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Epaminondas
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Post Number: 4
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 1:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

About $750
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 1:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No wonder the city's budget isnt balanced....

Pay up.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 8069
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 1:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

NO, wait. Your cashola today won't do much for the city's budget, and I'd bet that at SOME time you've gotten a parking ticket or two unfairly.


Just don't park ANYWHERE on the street in the city. They WILL boot you and totally screw up that and any subsequent days while you struggle to afford to pay them the FULL amount with the boot fees and etcetera attached.


These amnesty periods seem to arrive annually...when WAS the last one? I am amazed that I haven't had to partake in any in two years or so.

Last TWO tickets I got I paid immediately to save that big discount they give you IN THE FINE PRINT ON THE BACK OF THE TICKET. Better than that damn Sword of Damocoles hanging over my head.
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Detroitstar
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Post Number: 461
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is the point at which you will get booted? Is it a concrete number?
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Valkyrias
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if i remember correctly, the last parking ticket amnesty took place last spring, and i think i remember someone saying it happens every spring, but don't quote me on that.
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Detroitstar
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Post Number: 462
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What is this amnesty that you speak of? This sounds like something that I could use.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 8072
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Used to be six tickets, but they may have reduced it when they invested in that van with the camera/computer scanning system.

They might have TWO of 'em...is't been a while since that news report...you will see then cruising around downtown occasionally.

I haven't seen many boots lately, but two summers ago it was epidemic!



I really don't remember what the amnesty program saved you...might be the late penalties...it shaved off half of my debt, I thought, when I did it three years ago.
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Granmontrules
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I say pay up! I have paid mine and not always thought they were all fair.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 188
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 3:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you have racked up $750 in fines, I think its a little late for you to be wondering what to do. Pay the damn fines, and learn the parking rules.

If you wanted to fight them, you shouldnt have waited till you had dozens of them
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East_detroit
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Post Number: 946
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 3:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Probably drives an import, too.

"Hey, whats going on with all the empty buildings?"
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Epaminondas
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spirit, are you the spokesman for the meter maid association?

I want to pay up, but why wouldn't I try to do so during an amnesty period so my fines are cut in half?
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 189
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Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, you could have and should have paid them on time and recieved the discounted ticket rate :-)
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Ro_resident
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Post Number: 200
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 8:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It looks like the parking amnesty program has an irregular schedule.
2004
http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/cc sd/releases/04%20Releases/Park ing%20Amnesty%20Program.htm

2006
http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/cc sd/releases/06releases/Extende d_Parking_AmnestyII.htm
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1953
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Post Number: 1275
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 9:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why don't you just pay your fines or not park illegally?
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Bratt
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Post Number: 468
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 9:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh you people are so funny. Instead of pounding on E and his parking ticket problem, why don't you all take up a collection. I mean, since you are all so perfect and shit....
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Gannon
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Post Number: 8085
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 10:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

First, the premise of parking meters ASSUMES an innate ability to recognize the passage of time.

SINCE there is no grace on THIS use of the sweep-second hand whip...I conclude that it is perfectly reasonable to fight the stacked fines they place on late payment of tickets that shouldn't exist in the first place.

Great response, Bratt! Helluva left jab you've got there.

What is the use of parking meters? Why are they here?
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1953
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Post Number: 1277
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 10:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Parking meters help control street congestion. You can read about their rise in "Downtown: Its Rise and Fall," by Robert M. Fogelson.

As for your inability to recognize the passage of time, might I suggest you get a journal or calendar?
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Gannon
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Post Number: 8087
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Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 10:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

1953,

Please provide links and pictures of the current street congestion within the city of Detroit.


You can direct me to books on that, too. Street Congestion Avoidance in Modern-Day Detroit. Sounds like a best-seller.



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As for your inability to recognize the passage of time, might I suggest you get a journal or calendar?




I get that all the time, 1953, I have no concept of the divisions of time...only the flow. Same with money.

You can take your western solar calendar and stick it somewhere dark, same with your watch with the sweep second hand whip!

I really tried to achieve some ability through the shackles you mere humans so willingly allow to bind you to this foreign concept. It is slavery, though, but since you've been IN IT for so long, y'all do not know any different.


Stay away from my journal, though.


CHEERS!

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