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This hardly seems fair

February 9, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

What's fair for one should be fair for all.

On Monday, Feb. 6, I parked my car in an unmarked space (where there was no sign) in the middle of the eight spaces in the lot at Park and Second Streets behind City Hall. To the left of my vehicle were four trucks and on the right of my vehicle were two cars. When I went to get into my vehicle to leave around 1 p.m. the only vehicles that had tickets on them were the two cars. Not one of the four trucks parked there at least for four hours received a ticket, and they even went back the next day and parked in the same area.

The questions I would like to ask are:

Where is the fairness? Why wasn't the Downtown enforcement announcement placed on the front page of the daily newspaper for a week, making sure the general public had adequate notice that this was taking place come Monday morning?

When I called the law enforcement center to inquire about why I received a ticket when none of the four trucks had received a parking fine, the officer's comment was: "When we pick up speeders on the interstate, we can't pick everyone up."

That has nothing to do with being lucky enough to receive a parking ticket when the vehicles are all nice and neat in a row and they aren't moving at all. How much easier can it get?

I understand there is no exception on waiving the fine, but if those four trucks were fortunate enough not to receive a ticket, then why did I get one?

Deb Baker




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