Buffalo Tickets Cars on Federal Holiday
by Buck Quigley - posted 5:44 pm, January 2, 2012
Members of block clubs and other motorists are fuming about today’s mass ticketing of cars around the city. The tickets are being issued for not observing alternate parking rules on a day when many people were officially off from work because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday.
Reports from around town describe one parking enforcement officer explaining that there are no holidays for parking enforcement; while another disgruntled resident claims to have received no response today from the Division of Parking Enforcement. Folks on BuffaloRising are also sounding off about it.
Few things are as frustrating as having your day off marred by an unexpected parking ticket. There was no snow to plow this morning, and I noticed traffic was very light as I rode my bike to work. Lots of people were home, enjoying the last of the holiday season.
What do you think? Is this government simply enforcing the rule of law, or being an unnecessary pain in the neck?