Parking Wars: GR
Okay, maybe not "Parking Wars" as we've seen on TV. Although the fine is pretty outrageous, I can't argue or complain. The GRPS people are doing their job. And it's not like I came out to a boot or someone towing my car.
I fed the meter at 12:55 and had a lunch interview with a potential employee. It ran long. I came out at 2:20 to the lovely bright color you see above.
Understand, it's been a while since I've gotten a parking ticket...probably 12 years...and that was in another city that I love (just like I love GR), which was Cedar Rapids, Iowa. But the fine then was just $7.
Imagine my surprise when I looked at the ticket and it was TWENTY BUCKS! Holy crap. Didn't see that one coming. I'm making myself feel better by saying GR has such a nice downtown because it's financed in-part by me and other parking losers.
Don't get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE Grand Rapids and fully appreciate the great downtown and everything that is here.
It's just that $20 bucks is a little steep, don't you think?