There should be give and take over Clayton parking

Going to city hall to appeal a ticket leads to a dead end.

Around Aug. 30 of this year, my wife and I moved to a basement suite in Clayton Heights. While moving in, it was necessary to jockey my wife’s car from the driveway to the street in order to get my truck into position to unload some of our belongings.

The switching of vehicles may have taken a maximum of three minutes, in which time the parking authority put a ticket on my truck while I was returning the keys to my wife’s car to her.

At the time I explained to the officer that we were in the middle of moving in and her response was that it is too bad and as the sign says, there is no parking where my truck was.

I went to city hall to plead my case and was told that I had to fill out an appeal form.

In talking to the supervisor I mentioned that we had a five-ton truck coming with the rest of our belongings and said this truck would not fit in the driveway and that it would be parked on the street, to which she replied, “then it too will be ticketed.”

The area that we have moved into has legal basement suites and yet there are no-parking signs everywhere. As we are both handicapped there is no way that we can park our vehicles a couple of blocks away and carry our belongings that far.

My appeal was denied and it is now my intention of going to court over this as I feel there has to be a little give and take in some regulations.

 

Pat Potter

Surrey North Delta Leader

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