Parking Permit Mixup Creating Parking Tickets In South Loop
Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti proposed consolidating nine small residential permit parking zones into four big ones explains the Chicago Tribune.
The idea was hatched and the ordinance passed in the City Council. So far, so good.
But issues began when some 2nd Ward residents decided to get their 2012-2013 city stickers in late April when the City Clerk’s office made them available earlier than in past years.
The problem was that signs reflecting the new and improved RPP zone numbers had not been erected in the ward yet–the ones with the old numbers were still up. Drivers with the new city stickers sporting the new RPP numbers on their windshields started seeing bright orange envelopes underneath their windshield wipers.
Of course, according to the story, some 2nd Ward residents are not very happy getting parking tickets and have been complaining.
Both the 2nd Ward office and the City Clerk’s office say they communicated this potential issue with Department of Finance Street Operations which handles parking enforcement.
While the 2nd Ward office says only a handful of tickets were issued, this story in the Tribune should probably stop these tickets being written completely.
However, if you live in the 2nd Ward and get one of these improper tickets, reach out to Alderman Fioretti’s office and/or the City Clerk’s office. In cases like these, both places should be able to help drivers get the ticket vacated or get you a letter to successfully contest it.
Here’s the Chicago Tribune’s full story, “Problem Solver: Parking zone mismatch makes for sticky situation.”