We've got a parking ticket situation in downtown Bend and urge the community to do something about it.
I often find myself drunk downtown on a Friday night and unable to drive my car home. So I do the responsible thing, and find another way. Recently, however, I have come back in the morning to $22 parking tickets. Twenty two dollars isn't the easiest thing to come up with, especially if you just broke the bank last night. It's complete bullshit, and something needs to be done.
1) There is no reason why they should hand out parking tickets when there is ample parking available. Last week I was parked in the sidelines parking lot with a total of 5 other cars!
2) They are discouraging me to avoid driving drunk. Pushing people like me to get behind the wheel and do something stupid. Diamond Parking is the devil, and we need some serious downtown parking reform before someone can't afford to party.