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We got towed from our one-way, seldom-used side street last August, in the week after the hurricane. I remember it well for a few reasons:
1. We were out of town the weekend of the hurricane, but had parked “smartly,” anticipating the street cleaning and parking on the Tuesday side, since we’d be back Monday.
2. We didn’t make it back Monday after all. The hurricane damage cancelled all Amtrak service, and thus our return trip.
3. Come Tuesday, we had both of our cars ticketed for parking during posted street cleaning hours ($30 each), but had only one of them towed ($100). (Yes, we were grateful for small favors, but puzzled over the randomness of towing one and not the other.)
4. My appeal regariding the tickets was denied (of course!), though I could provide a press release from Amtrak documenting the cancelled service and copies of our tickets. Of course, the hurricane was also national news, so it was no secret. No reason for the denial was offered, just a re-stating of the law.