F.C. Police Chief to Apologize for Some Parking Tickets

January 22, 2014 10:17 PM1 comment

Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin, upon a review that she conducted of parking tickets written in the early morning yesterday, following the latest snow storm, on “snow routes” in the City, wrote in an email to the News-Press that parking on a “snow route” may, by law, “result in ticking and towing at the Police Department’s discretion.”

She added, “The spirit of this section (of the code—ed.) is to assist public safety in dire circumstances during an emergency. It is not intended to punish, to not afflict undue stress, fees or constraints on parking in the City.” She continued, “After reviewing the tickets, I see that while they were issued by the letter of the Code, they were not issued in the spirit. I am going to contact the residents who were issued tickets, apologize and resolve their violation.”




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  • Kudos to the Police chief for taking the time to resolve this personally. What I would like to know is why the emergency snow routes were enacted, but then those roads were never cleared. I live on N. Maple Ave and usually park on the street. Thankfully our building has plenty of off street parking. What I don’t understand is why N Maple Ave at Park Ave is still an icy mess?

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