January 14, 2022 at 1:47 pm #1025539
You may want to warn my fellow residence and readers of this blog, that SDOT parking enforcement is ticketing automobiles with expired plates. In my particular case, my automobile was issued a $45.00 citation for expired tabs outside my home. Albeit my car is sitting along the curb on a public street, the officer must have closed his eyes while driving past the multitude of RV’s and other vehicles along Harbor Avenue.
I haven’t driven that particular vehicle in months due to COVID-19 and working from home. I do however pay over $20k a year in property-tax and would appreciate a little understanding during these hard-times. This city must get their priorities figured out before Seattle becomes another liberal city with increasing rates of people fleeing for a brighter, healthier future somewhere else.January 14, 2022 at 4:02 pm #1025548
I love the internet. If the city does not enforce a law people complain of lawlessness. If the city does enforce a law people complain of the city not getting priorities figured out.January 14, 2022 at 4:11 pm #1025549
Skeets, I guess you’re missing the point. While I follow the rule of law, I’m the one who receives the citation. (if you want to get technical, yes the car should have up to date tabs even if not used). The POINT is… why not tow and or remove tents, RV’s etc etc from the area. Why, you ask? Because these “poor people” can’t pay the fee (insert tears). I know for a fact that one of the RV’s “parked” on Harbor is owned by a local postal worker as I see him walk from his view-chalet over to the 7-11 for his morning Joe! Note: the message was listed under “rants & raves”.January 14, 2022 at 4:19 pm #1025550
“(if you want to get technical, yes the car should have up to date tabs even if not used)”
You’re using the street to store a vehicle (with expired tabs) you don’t use and complaining you got a ticket.
“While I follow the rule of law”
Uh…January 14, 2022 at 4:39 pm #1025551
Heartless. To op’s original question. Do you feel that the rv’s around WS are exempt from the law?? If laws were EQUALLY applied to all that would end any and all sympathy for complainers.January 14, 2022 at 6:12 pm #1025554
Admiralguy – I do get the point. I’m just chuckling because I have seen, literally, thousands of posts in my lifetime that follow some very similar formula as this. “I am upset because I received a citation for doing X. Meanwhile, some other person didn’t get a citation for doing Y even though Y is more serious than X.” Look, I don’t mean any ill will toward you. I’m glad you shared your experience. I just don’t see why you are upset with the city for enforcing a rule. Likely one of your neighbors complained that your car hasn’t moved for months and when the city investigated they noticed the expired tabs. In better news, if you haven’t used your car for months you might want to consider selling it. Used cars are going for insanely high prices these days and you could get a mint for it!January 14, 2022 at 6:15 pm #1025555
Ooops. I actually didn’t notice this was filed under “rants and raves.” My bad. We all need to blow off some steam once in a while!January 14, 2022 at 11:05 pm #1025581
I appreciate all the comments and truly enjoy the conversation… I’m just tired of seeing all these RV’s and news reports of camping in public spaces, yet the city does nothing. Come after me all you want (Seattle) I will pay right up to the point of my retirement date.
Respectfully:)January 17, 2022 at 11:14 am #1025711
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