Brickbat: No Holiday for Parking Enforcement


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In St. Augustine, Florida, parking on city streets is free on federal holidays. So a number of people doing their last-minute Christmas shopping on Dec. 24 were surprised to come out of the store and find tickets on their vehicles. The city manager says staff had already left for holiday vacations when President Donald Trump signed an executive order making Dec. 24 a federal holiday, so it wasn't communicated to parking enforcement officers that parking should be free that day. Officials say they are working to correct the problem.