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Brickbat: No Holiday for Parking Enforcement

Parking meterSusanne Neal / Dreamstime.comIn 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.

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  • IceTrey||

    Meter maids thought they hit the jackpot.

  • Rat on a train||

    Completed my quota in 15 minutes. Time for lunch.

  • Rat on a train||

    Maybe the city thought they had an out because the EO never used the word holiday. Their own kinetic military action.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Parking must be free now that the federal government is on extended holiday.

  • A Lady of Reason||

    Good! Hopefully the misunderstanding will be cleared up! Sounds nerve wracking though for the poor parkers !

  • Conchfritters||

    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.

    It wasn't communicated to the New York stock exchange either, and if I recall, the Dow dropped like 700 points that day in the worst Christmas Eve for the markets ever.

  • Rev. Arthur L. Kirkland||

    The person who selects these Brickbats has a strange, nearly pointless perspective.

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