“Parking Enforcement Officers in Mt Pleasant Need to be Investigated”


“Dear PoPville,

I’m emailing because it looks like parking enforcement went on a rampage on our block and ticketed a bunch of cars. This isn’t exactly outrageous or news, but what is galling is the fact that some cars were ticketed unfairly but one truck that was literally parked within 1 foot of a stop sign got a pass. That truck did not receive a ticket. I saw the parking enforcement officer drive right by this parked truck (picture attached).

On the other hand, the officer ticketed a car that was parked illegally for “parking within 3 ft of a driveway.” This is not my car, but what’s frustrating about this is that the driveway wasn’t even blocked at all. (I’ve attached a picture of this car) I’m friends with the owner of the driveway and every once in awhile, someone parks a car there to actually block the driveway. When they call to get a car doing that ticketed, they are always told there’s nothing that can be done since there’s no “No Parking” sign.

A car on the other side of the driveway got two tickets. He received a ticket for parking in an emergency no parking spot (he wasn’t; he was parked past the sign) and also for parking too close to that driveway. Again, he was not blocking the driveway either and there’s no sign.

What makes this even more frustrating is that people are constantly parked illegally on my block and neighboring blocks. Delivery trucks will block a street for a half hour or park on the sidewalk (when there are commercial spaces available nearby), and there are no consequences.

One of my neighbors was screwed over by parking enforcement when was trying to both move in and out of his condo! He had a spot reserved by an emergency no parking sign for his moving truck which and the space was taken up by a car. He and I both called to get the car ticketed (so it could towed), but there was no response for hours. When he was moving out, we were calling for parking enforcement to come by as early as 8 am, and they did not bother to ticket until after 2 pm.

Don’t get even me started on the Sunday illegal parkers…”


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