City Paper is not for tourists
Sonuvabitch! Just walked past my car on the way to the office and I’ve been booted.
I got an expired-meter ticket about two weeks ago which I haven’t paid just yet, but I’m thinking, That sure as hell isn’t enough to get me the boot!
So I logged on to the city’s online ticketing system and punched in my plate. This is what I got:
The following tickets issued to this vehicle plate are due:
Ticket Number Issue Date Violation Location Amount 370199314 10/22/2007 P173 2300 BLOCK 15TH ST NW EAST SIDE $60.00 370709931 10/24/2007 P039 0500 BLOCK E ST NW SOUTH SIDE $50.00 370728256 10/22/2007 P173 2300 BLOCK 15TH ST NW EAST SIDE $60.00 371249830 11/19/2007 P173 1400 BLOCK BELMONT ST NW NORTH SIDE $60.00 372899295 11/27/2007 P173 1300 BLOCK W ST NW SOUTH SIDE $60.00 373726404 12/14/2007 P039 0500 BLOCK 11TH ST NW EAST SIDE $25.00
GODDAMMIT! OK, I remember the last one. But swear to God I never saw any of those other five tickets. One or two tickets I could see getting blown away by the wind or stolen by some asshole, but FIVE? Plus, one of those seems to be a duplicate—-can I really get ticketed on the same day on the same block. And I know which block that is! The east side of the 2300 block of 15th doesn’t have street sweeping restrictions! It’s on the goddamned hill next to Meridian Hill Park!!!
Anyway, now I gotta decide whether I wanna spend almost $400 paying for tickets and late fees I never knew I had or going down to C Street and hoping the line for hearings isn’t too ridiculous.
Your input is appreciated.