Yet another reason why I'm happy not to reside in SLC.
"We try to make it as helpful as we can." This refers to the collecting
of the parking fines, not the public service that restricted parking provides in
terms of turn-over of cars on the street, public safety, etc. It's all
about money and always has been. Same is true of airport parking as well.
I received a ticket for not parking to close to the curb.As I remember you
must park no less than 18 inches from the curb.Even if there is a white
line on the drivers side of the parking place.It appears to me that
the powers to be view parking enforcement as a revenue stream.
This is true in most cities with parking violations are payable and due even if
you are from another country or planet. Most cities though shun by
discrimination that ticketing tourist is bad publicity so cities are illegally
more lentil with tourist which is a good argument to repeal parking tickets that
the city cannot discriminate on law enforcement.However the appeal
process should not cost more than the cost of the parking ticket or its reduced
fee. This discrimination of appeal is unfair taxation and unfair to residents
who feel justified in appealing any tickets or vehicle violations including DUI.
A fine cannot be such that is is punishment for getting the ticket or in lieu of
incarceration.Driving violations are exceeding the constitutional
restrictions to punish individuals with fines and fees and its time that rights
be restored to the accused and not the accuser.