This is a picture taken at approximately 1:30 p.m. 0n Monday April 11/11 at 81 St. Mary St.
This car was there for a minimum of 45 minutes:
– parked illegally
– parking officer nowhere to be found
– car was there for a minimum of 45 minutes
Let’s compare the violations in Toronto to the St. Louis Parking Violations.
When it comes to |Toronto parking officers, sometimes they are:
– waiting to be found – Toronto Parking Police will wait to ticket you; and
– nowhere to be found.
Here is another Toronto blog with examples of Toronto Parking Police officers parking illegally.
rather than ticket someone illegally parked!
During the 2010 municipal election parking enforcement was an issue and a frequent topic of discussion. At least one Toronto Ward 29 candidate and Rocco Rossi suggested that parking enforcement was too aggressive and that people should get a “5 minute” grace period. Although, I personally think this is ridiculous (why not a 10 minute grace period), it is clear that the behaviour of the parking enforcement people is extremely antagonistic. That said, they (as they frequently repeat) are “just doing their job”.
What is the job description of of a Toronto parking ticket officer? Well, I assume their job is to ticket cars that are illegally parked But, it presumably means more than just ticketing cars. Surely, it means that they are required to look for cars that are illegally parked. Is there a difference between “actively seeking cars that are illegally parked” and sitting around waiting for cars to park illegally? Continue reading
As a candidate in Toronto Ward 29, I am often asked:
“As Councillor in Toronto Ward 29, what would you do to help business?”
The short answer is:
I would go to City Hall with an attitude that “Business Matters” and that it should be a full partner in making decisions that affect the community.
In the long run, most things that help business will help the community and most things that hurt business will hurt the community. Note, that I said “In the long run”. As a general principle, as City Councillor I would consider how city initiatives (or lack thereof) would help or hurt the delicate relationship between between business and the community. Continue reading