Parking problem

Heavy price to pay

Recently, I parked our vehicle in the handicapped parking spot at the Vernon Medical Clinic as my husband is handicapped and we were both attending our family physician. We had purchased an hour permit which was prominently displayed. Besides a long wait there, I was referred to have an ECG in the lab below. Upon returning to the vehicle we discovered that we had been ticketed.

The coupon stated that if I paid by a certain date there would be a $15 fine which I paid by cheque in the box provided. That has been acknowledged as having been received.

I wish to protest this exorbitant amount for over parking — three times as much as on the street.

I look at the number of seniors who use this clinic and think, “Wow, what a rip off!”  To single out the parkade for a triple fine, particularly for handicapped spaces when they are accessible, is an unconscionable act of piracy on the part of city administration. Particularly when most people are on a tight budget, come from outside the city, and cannot always predict their required parking time due to the long waits in doctors’ offices or being ordered for other procedures.

I say “pfui!” to City Hall with emphasis.

Apart from the fact that I do much volunteer work for Vernon with the Seniors Information Resource Bureau, etc., I think this is an unjust amount of fine and wish to make my point to you.

I shall consider my options.

Elsie Gerdes

Vernon

 

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