In response to a story I wrote about a proposed master plan for Bricktown, I heard this complaint from Phillip – and it’s not the first time I’ve heard this:
I, like most locals, avoid Bricktown like the plague. There are too many other places to go eat and see a movie without the parking hassels and the stupid metermaids circling like vultures just waiting to write you a ticket…..I got a ticket once even though I was legally parked…why you ask?…because my license sticker was out of date but within the 30 day grace period….the judge dismissed it with costs as soon as he read it….then he shook his head with disbelief.
Now, here’s the question of the day: How is the city encouraging urban development if one can park at Quail Springs Mall and not worry about getting ticketed for an out-of-date plate sticker while parked, and yet they face that strong possibility when they are downtown or in Bricktown?
And here’s another question of the day: With the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office having a substation at Quail Springs, if the meter enforcement folks are required by law to ticket for out-of-date plate stickers, wouldn’t the sheriff’s office have the same obligation?