Running Out the Meter

Who among the city hall hopefuls has best avoided the parking patrol?

City Hall
Public records offer clues about what politicians are really like. Do they pay their bills, vote or license their dogs? And what about parking tickets? All the major City Hall candidates have them an   More
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Parking Court: 'Phuc Auf & Di' = $76 Extra

This week's cover story may have left the impression that Multnomah County judges are pretty lenient with parking violators. Most of the so-called "mail pleas" we reprinted in the story resulted in lowered fines. But it turns out extreme rudeness doesn't pay. Case in point — one alleged violator had his fine jacked up to $100 after he wrote "Phuc Auf & Di" on his ticket and made his ...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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