Saturday, July 19, 2008
Prince George's Parking Enforcement?
ChvBlog received a flurry of emails about this last night, as residents came out to find that their cars had been given a $50 ticket for by being parked on the wrong side of the street.
Normally, we wouldn't get involved in parking tickets, but it became far more interesting when we found out that it was actually a Prince George's parking enforcement team that delivered the tickets to town residents, not ChvPD.
From the emails we've gotten so far, over $400 in tickets were handed out last night, and we're sure that's just the tip of the iceberg.
We contacted the Mayor about the situation, and while she always welcomes help from Prince George's County Police on law enforcement issues, she was not aware of any reason that would have County parking enforcement in our town. She did promise that she would look into the situation, and we'll keep you up to date.
We here at ChvBlog are of the opinion that ChvPD can handle parking enforcement in our town, and anyone from the County wanting to issue parking tickets can start in places that are run by the County, and based on the last time I drove down Tuxedo Road, there's plenty of opportunity down there.
Thanks to faithful reader JimG, who got the photo of the County vehicle over on Jason St.
Posted by Dan at 3:25 PM