A "Love Note" from the city...

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

There's not much more annoying than returning to your car, than finding a "love note" from the city affixed to your windshield.  You know the one... "We'd LOVE to have some money from you!".

But it does become just a touch more annoying when you've already put a bunch of quarters into the meter, prior to that ticket, and then missing the cut-off by a few minutes, only to find that ticket.

It seems to me that the city should take into account your initial investment in legal parking and deduct it from the amount of the ticket.  Right?  Right?!


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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Alan- I feel your pain!  We were glad to see the meters that link to a phone app before we left Delray Beach. At least you could add money via your app before the time ran out!!

May 28, 2019 07:01 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Alan sorry to hear that your city robbed you from some money... here we have all the meeters on credit card..... so I just put the max in and find it is still cheaper than the alternative, Endre

May 28, 2019 11:43 PM #2
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

"It seems to me that the city should take into account your initial investment in legal parking and deduct it from the amount of the ticket.  Right?  Right?!"

Clear, logical thinking. Makes sense (Cents) to me!

May 29, 2019 06:51 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alan. I feel your pain. I think that it is better when you don't spend the coin. 

May 29, 2019 07:03 AM #4
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

In Tucson I see they have an app that connects to your phone so you can keep adding quarters!  I can't remember my last parking ticket - probably 30 years ago - but I feel your pain!

May 29, 2019 07:12 AM #5
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