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...

Friday, January 6, 2012

Now we know what the quota is...

From the News Journal article about Mayor Baker's ticket:

In 2010, ticket writers were told to step up enforcement. The goal then was to write 25 tickets a day, but some were writing only one or two, Wilmington officials said at the time. Not meeting the daily goal was costing the financially strapped city about $3 million a year, saidFinance Director James Jones, who said ticket writers should issue 30 or more tickets a day.

Read the complete story here

1 comment:

  1. If the city wanted to truly meet their quota, they would go around ticketing people overnight; those that block crosswalks and hydrants, bleed over into handicap spots, etc. Instead, they inconsistently issue tickets to cars that appear to be legally parked according to street signage, but fail to adhere to some obscure rule that no practical person would have been aware of.

    Thank to this blog, the increase in erratic ticket issuance is starting to make sense, as do the declinations to protests. Parking tickets should be issued to curb behavior, not for the purpose of increasing revenue.