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