The Parking Authority never does anything for the benefit of drivers, businesses or even the city government. The PPA operates purely as a greedy, ever-expanding for-profit business. It primarily benefits them, period. And they are not even answerable to city govrnment, so why should they consult with anyone about how to run their business?
Their payroll is always growing; it seems they have a ticket-writer assigned to every block, and they continue to slap stickers over every parking sign, changing the hours on a daily basis. If left to their own devices there eventually will be 24 hour limits on every business AND residential street.
The time is now for massive (albeit gentle) civil disobedience against PPA. Super Glue those meters. Remove those extended hour stickers, or better yet remove the whole sign in the dead of night. Change their profit ratio by making them spend time policing their own equipment, and they’ll have less time to deliver tickets. Like Patti Smith sang, the People Have the Power.
Curator, Secret Cinema
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