posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 09:34 AM
When I lived in New Haven they did all those things and more.
I was screwed by the magic disappearing street cleaning no parking sign scam several times myself.
They'd take down all the signs on a street. Sweep the street. Tow every car on the street. Then put the signs back up. AFAIK they still do that there.
If you were upset by it the city called you a liar, despite video evidence of the act taking place, and your neighbors said you were evil for not
wanting to just pay money to the city for all the great services.
ETA: And I got the tax-bill sent to wrong address thing a couple of years in a row. That one was fun. They'd just send your bill to some random
address then after you contact them and tell them you never got it and where they should send it they tow your car and charge you several compounded
late fees then do it all over again the next year.
And when you bring in your receipt to contest they tell you the receipt is a forgery.
This is why I so adamantly oppose contracts between municipalities and towing companies. Nine times out of ten somebody at the towing company is
related to or buddies with one or more town board members or even the mayor and it becomes a mafia relationship feeding off of the residents.
edit on 25-9-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)