CSI: Arlington County

Friday, August 18, 2006

Welcome to Arlington Parking

This site is dedicated to the law-breaking, jack-booted thugs who work for parking enforcement in Arlington, VA. It is dedicated to the taxpayer-funded hypocrites who regularly break the traffic laws they are supposed to enforce. This site is dedicated to the local politicians who care more about confiscating your hard-earned money than they do about making Arlington a better place to live. I am a citizen of Arlington, VA, and I've had enough.

23 Comments:

  • Oh, buu huu huu! Just pay up, scofflaw!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:24 PM  

  • Great stuff. Typical examples of overzealous and arrogant bureaucrats with no oversight by the public.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 PM  

  • I love this site. I live in Shirlington and notice this kind of nonsense every week. Stay the course--you are terrific.

    By Blogger Poshboy, at 5:18 PM  

  • You're somewhat insane with this; there's no reason that a parking agent shouldn't be able to double-park when he or she is actually writing a ticket, as at least two of your posts in the past two days have shown. And "jack booted thugs" is a bit much...

    By Blogger Jason, at 7:20 PM  

  • What is the effective difference between a double-parked vehicle owned by a county official and a double-parked vehicle owned by a regular citizen? There is none. Both create public safety hazards, which is why our laws should apply equally to both.

    By Anonymous Legal Parker, at 7:26 PM  

  • I could be wrong, but... Doesn't the county law say that parking enforcement are actually allowed to temporarily park illegally if it is done in the course of the enforcement of the law, the same as with police, fire, and EMS?

    By Blogger m.m, at 8:30 AM  

  • M.M., county law does not say that.

    That may be the policy of the county, but it is most certainly not the law.

    By Anonymous Legal Parker, at 8:58 AM  

  • Wow. And I thought I was the only one irritate that the bike lanes get blocked; that gas guzzling cars (instead of electric or bikes) are being used for this purpose. Thank you for doing this. Does the board know?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:18 AM  

  • Great site - I do think you're crazy though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:59 PM  

  • Wonderful! I've spent the last 20 years yelling at Arlington County Meter Maids and Cops who have blocked traffic. Now there's a place to call home! Will be sending you more ammunition for your site.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:50 AM  

  • Just saw an article in the Washington Post about this site. Sounds like the police spokesman is trying to justify why it's OK for employees to park illegally. I'd like to know the legitimate reasons why public service aides operatue their vehicles the way they do." Also, the police spokesman states "many of the vehicles...are not parking enforcement vehicles and that officers will ticket county vehicles parked illegally." So, the county tickets the county for a parking ticket?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:41 PM  

  • You must have a Government job, because nobody wastes citizens' time with frivolous pursuances like this better than a government employee.

    By Anonymous Carl Farvman, at 4:06 PM  

  • Some day when you are a grown-up and a homeowner on a residential street you will appreciate the enforcement. You are so frustrated by the lack of spillover parking on residential streets, while the strictly enforced and reserved private parking lots in the expensive units you own have lots of empty "reserved" spots. Next time you park your car in front of someone's house for two weeks while you go on vacation, think about how you might be driving your neighbor crazy. Then think about a more productive crusade.

    By Blogger Y dew U?, at 5:01 PM  

  • I park in a residential zone, and the problem is that parking enforcement only tickets at meters during regular hours and seems to only ticket for expired inspections in residential zones after hours. Not once have I ever seen a non-zone parker ticketed or a double-parker in a residential zone ticketed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:09 PM  

  • Whenever any citizen sees a parking violation it is their right and a responsibility as a good citizen to call parking enforcement at the non emergency number and report the violation. An aide will be dispatched to respond. The only way to control the out of control parking problems is to report it .With all the cell phones running around...take the time to report the violations to parking enforcement. The conjestion won't get better and people will park their vehicles Anywhere they can get away with it!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:01 AM  

  • County policy does say that a commercial vehicle can be in a no parking area for up to 30 min. if on official business.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:04 AM  

  • You must be one of the many law breakers that have been issued a parking citation more than once!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:09 AM  

  • 1) County vehicles are not commercial vehicles.

    2) I have seen nothing in the Arlington County code that allows commercial vehicles to park illegally for any period of time.

    By Blogger Legal Parker, at 10:43 AM  

  • "Commercial" also includes vehicles with name of business on the outside of same . You are misinformed about the Arlington Co. police policy for commercial delivery.Become an informed citizen!For further info. check with the police dept. policy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:28 PM  

  • What you're saying, then, is that the policy of the Arlington County police department directly contradicts the law.

    That's comforting.

    By Anonymous Legal Parker, at 10:01 PM  

  • Go back to delivering pizzas in your mid-90s Camry, Mr. Poopypants! I know it's tough to find parking in front of Grandma's house. At least she doesn't charge you rent to live in her basement - you can use the $5.66 an hour you make to pay for parking tickets!

    By Anonymous Joel Rifkin, at 8:06 PM  

  • thoughts... 1) They need to change the law about bikes being in the road. How many times do people have to drive around a person on a bike and crossing into another lane? Listen if a Bike could go the speed limit and keep up I would have no problem. But they are generally slower especially going up a hill. Do you want me to start rollerblading on the road? Just dumb in my opinion and not safe for either person. 2) I got a parking ticket from Arlington County because an hour meter would only go up to 30 minutes and not an hour after pouring a dollar in quarters into it. I even was a nice person and called the number on the meter to report it and left a message on their dweebish answering machine. Then when I came back to my car after 30 minutes I noticed a parking enforcement dweeb putting a ticket on my car. When I then told the dweeb what happened and when I showed him the meter worked that time. WTF? Anyway...he said I could contest it and I did by filling a contest form out on their website. Anyway, never heard back from the lazy ass county‚Ķgo figure. They also have something where you can fight it in court for an additional 10 dollars but, I'm not giving the county an extra penny. They will say its my fault and move on. Fortunately I make enough money where this case is just a point and not the money have to pay them. So anyway...lesson learned? Sure...don't park at a Arlington County meter that doesn't work...just like their employees who work at the contesting office.

    By Blogger Hunter, at 1:52 PM  

  • I am suggesting that the parking enforcement offciers use bicycles instead of cars to perform their duties.
    Arlington will: benefit of a better environment (no fumes gas), will save money (no car, gas purchase, repairs, maintenance, etc), will avoid government cars slowing or blocking the traffic in a safety hazardous way (can park the bicycle easily, everywhere).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:45 AM  

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