The Bricktown parking study isn’t out yet, but this bit of news was distributed by the Bricktown Association to its members. I’ve already received a call from one person complaining about a ticket issued at 6 p.m. in Bricktown – when enforcement throughout downtown has typically stopped at 4:30 p.m.
Read this and ponder whether meter enforcement isn’t going to be a factor in the upcoming consultant’s study and recommendations:
It has been brought to our attention that parking meters in downtown and Bricktown are now being enforced for the hours stated on the meters. So meters are being enforced earlier and later than what they have been. As of right now, they are not being enforced on Saturdays, but this could change in the future.
Currently we are working with the City Planning Department to release the results of the parking study. As we get more information regarding meter enforcement, we will pass this along to everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
ONE MORE OBSERVATION: Is it fair to simply change enforcement tactics without making it known to the public? Why inform just the Bricktown Association? This is similar to a brief effort by police a couple of years ago to start issuing tickets on Saturdays without a public discussion. The effort was quickly abandoned after a public outcry.