The DMV told me to get a petition to have our street zoned residential. The woman I talked to was very nice, but completely failed to address my concerns. “Is there another street nearby that’s not zoned where you could park on Tuesdays?" Honestly, I don’t know. And I won’t find out. I was parked 15 feet from my front door, and I got a ticket designed to keep commuters from parking all day in residential zones.
I’m going to contest the ticket. I’m going to write my councilmember. I don’t know if I’m adequately portraying how ridiculous this ticket is. It means that I’m subject to a ticket, every Tuesday, unless I drive around and find some other street to park on that isn’t zoned.
This isn’t over. I will not pay this ticket. If I can’t park on the street where I live, then there’s something deeply wrong with the system.