“Thats a shame that cities are reduced to that to raise revenue...”
A month ago, my Mom got a $25 ticket while at Mass for parking more than 12 inches from the curb. I call BS on that, but barring proof (a photo for example), not much can be done. I guess there’s an unannounced tax for attending Church now, but that’s story for another thread. I did get my Mom a new cheapo cell phone with a camera, to record these types of things if they happen again.
This is the revenue raising tact that municipalities are taking, especially when property tax raising measures fail. Hey, gotta to pay for the townies to retire at 45 and take off to Florida, right.
As far as surveillance goes, do you really think that municipalities are going to even bother responding to subpoenas? I doubt it, unless you have a Johnny Cochran-type (yes, he’s dead) yapping.
My town still has enough Catholic cops so they probably wouldn’t even give a legitimate ticket if someone was parked in the yellow near a Church during Mass times.
I always wondered if having a photo would do any good. I think it is easier to avoid whole areas where this is commonplace (though I understand for Mass this is impractical).
I don’t know that subpeonas can be ignored; I suspect a much cheaper lawyer could request the footage. They always have to seem plenty of private-sector security footage on the nightly news when people are killed in NYC.