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Old 03-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #51
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Weird.. i did too a few days ago, INFRONT OF MY OWN HOUSE..for having 1 wheel slightly on the tiny ass ROUNDED CURB , fuck. fucking douche city of surrey cocksuckers.. Oh well, 20 bucks lesson learned lol. Weird though since when i lived @ my parents house we had grass infront of the house and used to park cars there overnight for years and NEVER got a ticket.
I used to work in the City of Surrey Traffic Operations. Bylaw enforcement was a different department but I had to know city bylaws as it relates to anything to do with traffic.

The City owns the 3m portion from the curb into the lawn. Private property starts at that point. Since this property belongs to the City, it's easier for them to come in to widen the roads or add a sidewalk in the future in order to meet demand. They wouldn't have to buy the land from the adjacent property owner.

Surrey's bylaw department is severely understaffed and ONLY respond to complaints. That means somebody called you in. I'm assuming here, but the infraction was probably for driving on or over a curb or sidewalk.

That can be a huge problem in a city the size of Surrey if people drove over curbs and sidewalks all the time. It *can* damage public property, which in turn means that everybody's taxes goes up in order to pay for infrastructure maintenance in addition to the numerous (and often frivolous) lawsuits that the City receives looking for compensation for something as simple as tripping over a cracked sidewalk. Many of these cases don't win but it's still a huge waste of resources to have the legal department fighting all of them.

I don't know the specifics of your case so I can't say what was right or wrong. I'm just offering another perspective to why things happen in the City of Surrey. I should also mention that the City makes NO money from any fines whatsoever.

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Old 03-11-2012, 12:18 AM   #52
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Buddy just posted on his FB yesterday, he was sitting in his car in the Impark lot at the Shoppers on Davie, while his friend ran inside the store... parking nazi wrote up a ticket and stuck it on his car while he was sitting in it.
thats why i skip that parking lot and park behind Dennys across the street. Its $1 for half an hour there compared to the Shoppers lot at $3.25 for half hour
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:22 AM   #53
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I used to work in the City of Surrey Traffic Operations. Bylaw enforcement was a different department but I had to know city bylaws as it relates to anything to do with traffic.

The City owns the 3m portion from the curb into the lawn. Private property starts at that point. Since this property belongs to the City, it's easier for them to come in to widen the roads or add a sidewalk in the future in order to meet demand. They wouldn't have to buy the land from the adjacent property owner.

Surrey's bylaw department is severely understaffed and ONLY respond to complaints. That means somebody called you in. I'm assuming here, but the infraction was probably for driving on or over a curb or sidewalk.

That can be a huge problem in a city the size of Surrey if people drove over curbs and sidewalks all the time. It *can* damage public property, which in turn means that everybody's taxes goes up in order to pay for infrastructure maintenance in addition to the numerous (and often frivolous) lawsuits that the City receives looking for compensation for something as simple as tripping over a cracked sidewalk. Many of these cases don't win but it's still a huge waste of resources to have the legal department fighting all of them.

I don't know the specifics of your case so I can't say what was right or wrong. I'm just offering another perspective to why things happen in the City of Surrey. I should also mention that the City makes NO money from any fines whatsoever.

/My 2 cents

Hmm very interesting! Must have been my fuckhead neighbor then, that cocksucker... He's always looking through his window whenever i start / warm my car up once a week and has never said hi to me ever since i moved in. Parking in the driveway from now on
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #54
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Diamond Parking Service, Are you fucking kidding me? you own this fucking small lot at Boundary and Canada Way and expected me to pay for the ticket So I can go to TD for 5 minutes?
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #55
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Yeah they've tried to scam me before too. I feel bad for anyone who pays them off.
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As a follow up I'll mention that there has been no response from Metro Parking after my last email. I feel very sorry for their collection agent that calls in attempt to extort me into paying a fine. It'll be fun to see just how much verbal abuse they can handle before hanging up.
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Got Impark's attention.




Do you still have the ticket, JD13?
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #58
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Did anybody ever appeal thru emails?

I did and I was thinking if it is safe to reply. I am wondering about if they would give out private info to 3rd parties?
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I've appealed through email before with Diamond. Basically I just took a blank invoice slip from work and wrote a bunch of messy shit on it and emailed them the picture. They cancelled the ticket.
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Got Impark's attention.
Nice, but after not hearing from them for over a week I've already tossed the ticket and receipt and junked the emails. They've already got everything they need to do the right thing and have refused to do so. Oh well.
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