2011-08-02

Exciting features from Berkeley


The City That Hates Cars has issued me a parking violation for daring to park my car legally, and paying for it, yet only running one license plate on it. The car came with only one plate from the dealer, so I am not even sure it is a violation of the VC 5200(a) as stated in the ticket. But my time is worth it to me, so I will rather pay the fee than contesting the citation, which can only be done in writing (snail-mail) or in person.

So I go to their payment page and there in addition to the $28 that the ticket is for, they are also assessing me a $2 "convenience fee." Like, really? Convenience?

I call BS.