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Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are complaining that they received $25 tickets for parking their vehicles in their own driveways.
Mayor Carty Finkbeiner says he stands by the citations handed out last week by the Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor. He says the tickets were issued under a city law against parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways.
During a news conference Monday, Finkbeiner ignored a reporter's question of whether the crackdown and fines were related to the city's budget crisis.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by ladymez
There was a post about this happening in DC as well!
I don't understand. Are they making it a law that you have to pave your driveway? I understand not parking in the grass, maybe. But if you have a gravel driveway, what are you supposed to do? What if you are a renter?
I suppose their budget crisis will look a lot worse when all the people move to a town with common sense!!!
Originally posted by elevatedone
Toledo resident here.
I also have a gravel driveway. So I guess I'll be getting a ticket soon.
This isn't the craziest thing our city has done. Google our beloved mayor and check out his other stunts. You won't believe it.
City Councilman D. Michael Collins calls the ticketing "Mickey Mouse nonsense." He has told residents he'll try to have the citations rescinded.