January 11, 2008

Kalifornia is at it AGAIN! - Ticket Motorists on Their Own Property

"Meter maids in Escondido, California will soon be ticketing motorists who park on their own property. The city yesterday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that authorizes both meter maids and police to ticket any vehicle stopped on private property with two wheels touching a surface that is not approved by the city for parking purposes."

"Lawn parking became an issue after the city council announced its intention to ban overnight parking on city streets, leaving some motorists with no place to leave their automobile. The move could generate as much as $200,000 in parking tickets in addition to revenue from parking permits."

"...the city can immediately collect $40 from "around the clock" ticketing efforts."

"The ordinance also makes a third violation a misdemeanor crime"