• Report: #1079630

Complaint Review: City of Long Beach Parking

  • Submitted: Tue, August 27, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, August 27, 2013

  • Reported By: Heather — Long Beach California
City of Long Beach Parking
PO Box 22767 Long Beach, California USA

City of Long Beach Parking Think this isn't a business? Think again! Law abiding citizens ripped off, with no recourse Long Beach California

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 Think if you follow the law, obey the posted signs, and respect the posted guidelines you are above getting a ticket? Think again...the fact that Long Beach has issued multiple parking tickets without cause is infuriating. Mostly because it is your word against theirs. I had assumed my tickets were an honest mistake, easily proven. I was parked in a 2 hour zone, and received a parking ticket 55 minutes after parking there one time, and 15 minutes of parking another. The citations referenced 'photos'. Since obviously I don't take time stamped photos of my car each time I park, I asked the city of Long Beach to review said photos, as they would clearly show I was not parked for more than the posted limits. Their reply? 'If you had moved the car, there wouldn't be chalk marks on the tires'. After the second ticket, however, I DID inspect my tires for chalk marks, to try to figure out how I could have possibly been ticketed 16 minutes after parking a block and a half away, and on the other side of the street. I am unable to park on another street, and this has happened multiple times. My only course of action according to them is to pay the ticket in full, along with $25 for each, to request a hearing. Which, of course, would be held during work hours, costing me even more money in lost wages. I can't believe I am the only one this has happened to. I know that you can't fight city hall, but neither should we just sit by silently as they drain us financially, without cause and without a way to fight back. I am at a loss. I did nothing wrong, yet am being fined, with no hope for getting out of being scammed out of money I can't afford to lose.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/27/2013 06:55 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/City-of-Long-Beach-Parking-/Long-Beach-California-90801-5766/City-of-Long-Beach-Parking-Think-this-isnt-a-business-Think-again-Law-abiding-citizen-1079630. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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