Authorities in Sacramento, Calif., say law-abiding citizens are hurting city revenues.
Let us explain: The people of Sacramento have been doing such a good job of avoiding parking tickets that city officials say it’s starting to affect revenues. Sacramento’s Parking Services Manager Howard Chan says the city had planned on collecting $10 million in fines from parking offenders. But people have done such a good job of parking legally and feeding the meter that the city is now looking at a $1.2 million budget deficit.
There is a modern-day superhero saving the world by rescuing illegally parked motorists from unwelcome fines. The caped crusader - who wears a green Lycra costume, red mask and stick-on moustache - zooms around Perth, Australia with an angle grinder, swooping on clamped cars to help drivers to escape a $135 fine.Read more »
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