The system is broken - and we can fix it...

The city of Wilmington is in the process of becoming a truly awesome city - a place where entrepreneurs, artists, educators, and businesses create incredible things.

Since October of 2011, the citizens, business community, arts community, Wilmington City Officials, and others have been engaged in improving the parking and parking enforcement issues in the city of Wilmington.

Huge progress has been made and the direction we are going as a community is extremely positive!

This blog chronicles the efforts of all who helped make this happen...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Got the FOIA response!

I just got an e-mail from the city of Wilmington:

Request for parking tickets issued from January 2010 through October 2011 as well as the number of appeals filed in that period, and of those appealed, the number of tickets reversed or dismissed.

·        162, 808 tickets issued
·        12,812 of those tickets were appealed
·        Of those appealed, 2,897 were reversed or dismissed

My response:

Now I have to ask what the city defines as an appeal (something I didn't know about when I first filed this) - does that 12,812 number represent the number of tickets that were appealed to the City Office of Civil Appeals, or to JP Court 20, or both?
And is there a difference between a reversal and a dismissal?
and the city's response:

These are appeals to the city’s office of civil appeals only.The state would have the records as far as how many requests for a court hearing were made in that period.

and if my math is right, it looks like the city pulled in $6,396,440 between January 2010 and October 2011.

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