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tkdguy14 May 2014 11:50 p.m. PST

Apparently, installing the sign yourself is no excuse.

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2014 3:18 a.m. PST

In the meanwhile Greding continues posting signage and striping the new area, hurriedly, he adds, at the urging of his contractor, who says the city wants to start enforcing parking violations right away.

Hurriedly? My general expectation is that if he can't park his work (commissioned by the city) vehicle near the area he is working, it will take him longer to run back and forth. More hours to charge. Plus likely parking fees to be charged to the city for the work on the contract.

Yay! Let's do things slower and run up costs!

XRaysVision15 May 2014 4:48 a.m. PST

The officer's logic was infallible.

Maybe the judge's judgement, not so much.

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member15 May 2014 5:31 a.m. PST

Just add the ticket to the invoice for work done and costs incurred.

Plus court costs….gotta get paid for all your time y'know.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2014 5:40 a.m. PST

Just add the ticket to the invoice for work done and costs incurred.

Plus court costs….gotta get paid for all your time y'know.

Generally, you can't add costs related to violating the law on the job to contract billables. Usually, it is pretty easy to add additional time and materials charges for compliance to the law.

And in this case, since he was issued a ticket for doing it one way, he has a state sponsored determination that he couldn't do it the more efficient way.

Klebert L Hall Inactive Member15 May 2014 6:49 a.m. PST

The only reason for parking signs (in the majority of cases) is to shake people down for money, for parking upon the public thoroughfares that they own.

The shakedown is the whole point – expecting 'not-the-shakedown', or any sort of fairness or rationality is just stupid.
-Kle.

Oddball15 May 2014 7:05 a.m. PST

Not a police officer, a meter man.

I saw one meter maid (can you say that or do you need some gender neutral term? Can't offend anyone, so much for 1st Amend, anyway), saw a meter maid day after day write parking tickets for unmarked police cars parked in front of a police station.

She would go through a book a day (20 tickets) on license plates that don't go back to any owners, so worthless tickets.

But she got closer to her quota each day.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member15 May 2014 8:21 a.m. PST

While my wife was in college, the school expanded including some new dorm buildings. There was legal and labeled on-street and off-street parking around the new complex. One day in the middle of classes, the school went around and changed some signage and added some new "no parking" areas. These were to places that students legally parked just hours before. When the commuter students got out of class and returned to their vehicles to go home they found parking violation tickets on their windshields.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2014 9:40 a.m. PST

the school went around and changed some signage

When the commuter students got out of class and returned to their vehicles

That's ex-post facto, and actually a civil rights violation, not just lousy government.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member15 May 2014 9:59 a.m. PST

Cop ;ogic 101 – everyone's a perp

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2014 5:16 p.m. PST

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