Richmond Parking Tickets; pay them or...

Richmond Parking Tickets; pay them or a collection agency will come...

There are 23 comments on the WTVR story from Aug 5, 2010, titled Richmond Parking Tickets; pay them or a collection agency will come.... In it, WTVR reports that:

Have you parked in the City of Richmond recently? If so, were you unlucky enough to get a parking ticket? If you said yes, you are not alone.

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Jo J

Richmond, VA

#1 Aug 5, 2010
I don't get it. I moved here from California. There if you don't pay your parking tickets you can't get new stickers for your car. Tickets are attached to your car registration.
Fred

Granby, CT

#2 Aug 5, 2010
What is the big deal. If citizens fail to pay their fines in 30, 60, or 90 days, whatever the regs say, pull their license PERIOD Notify by registered mail.

Life is so simple. Why make it seem so difficult.
SirRantsAlot

Richmond, VA

#3 Aug 5, 2010
Better yet - let's get rid of the meters all together. Paid parking is nothing more than yet another method to generate revenue for the city government, which is actually counter-productive.

Parking downtown is already at a premium and it's diminishing. Downtown business revenue is knee-capped since patronage is limited by access. The city would be far better off to make parking more available. More patrons, more revenue for the city.
yardman

Wilmington, DE

#4 Aug 5, 2010
Why does Richmond have to pay another angency to do what their employees are supposed to be doing...I like pulling their licenses. I like doing away with meters. I like doing my business elsewhere. I think you need to flatten their tires instead of giving the ticket! How do you like me now? ym
Arnie

Mechanicsville, VA

#5 Aug 6, 2010
I think they need to take a better look into who is handing out the tickets and if they are legit or not. I work downtown and I see daily parking violations that arent really violations. I believe people are falsely accused of the violations in most cases and the only way you can fight it is to take a day off from work to attend a court hearing and then it's up to that Judge to determine if your at fault or not. I wish we didnt give children authority to ride around on scooters and hand out violations and then we wouldnt be at this point. My opininon matters and I have a voice that I would like to be heard. By the way I have had 3 violations placed on my vehichle during my 3 + years working downtown and out of the 3, 1 was my fault and the other 2 were not in which I did attended the court hearing for 1 and it was in my favor. The other violation cost me $70 bucks which wasnt my fault. Where is Mark Holmberg when you need him. This is my take I'd love to hear yours. I just love that line! Thanks Mark.:-)

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#6 Aug 6, 2010
Parking meters are just legalized gambling.....The city bets you 25 cents against 25.00 that you won't be back in 10 minutes.

Not all "violations" are committed by richmond residents and suspending licenses or tags seems to me to need cross-jourisdictional agreements. At any rate, this should be handled "in-house" and not farmed out to another agency. Can we say cost effective?
dianne

Richmond, VA

#7 Aug 6, 2010
Another example of the Government Employees not doing what they are supposed to be doing....collecting the money is part of their job. They have off every holiday know to man and beast lets work a full week once in a while.
Fun Police

Richmond, VA

#8 Aug 6, 2010
Here are two tricks. Done them a dozen times before I moved to a place where there are no parking meters.

1. Parking meter? No change? Not enough change? Take a matchbook cover, tear off a part, fold it up, jam it in, follow it with a dime that partially sticks out. Leave a note that says, "Jammed. Please fix me." No ticket!

2. Forget to pay your ticket? Get a bill a few months later for 4x the original fine? Send back a money order for the original fine. You'll never get a balance for the remainder and it will be taken off your record. They don't care what they get as long as they get something.

Bing! Bang! Done.
Igor

Richmond, VA

#9 Aug 6, 2010
yardman wrote:
Why does Richmond have to pay another angency to do what their employees are supposed to be doing...I like pulling their licenses. I like doing away with meters. I like doing my business elsewhere. I think you need to flatten their tires instead of giving the ticket! How do you like me now? ym
I told ya'll to watch out for the dangerous yardmen --they are nothing but poison ivy!
Fun Fireman

Richmond, VA

#10 Aug 6, 2010
Fun Police wrote:
Here are two tricks. Done them a dozen times before I moved to a place where there are no parking meters.
1. Parking meter? No change? Not enough change? Take a matchbook cover, tear off a part, fold it up, jam it in, follow it with a dime that partially sticks out. Leave a note that says, "Jammed. Please fix me." No ticket!
2. Forget to pay your ticket? Get a bill a few months later for 4x the original fine? Send back a money order for the original fine. You'll never get a balance for the remainder and it will be taken off your record. They don't care what they get as long as they get something.
Bing! Bang! Done.
Please give us your plate #. What you are doing is illegal. We will let the Lawn Workers get you. Beware you have been warned!!!
Emily

Richmond, VA

#11 Aug 6, 2010
Fun Police wrote:
Here are two tricks. Done them a dozen times before I moved to a place where there are no parking meters.
1. Parking meter? No change? Not enough change? Take a matchbook cover, tear off a part, fold it up, jam it in, follow it with a dime that partially sticks out. Leave a note that says, "Jammed. Please fix me." No ticket!
2. Forget to pay your ticket? Get a bill a few months later for 4x the original fine? Send back a money order for the original fine. You'll never get a balance for the remainder and it will be taken off your record. They don't care what they get as long as they get something.
Bing! Bang! Done.
So where did you say you live??
Bella

Richmond, VA

#12 Aug 6, 2010
yardman wrote:
Why does Richmond have to pay another angency to do what their employees are supposed to be doing...I like pulling their licenses. I like doing away with meters. I like doing my business elsewhere. I think you need to flatten their tires instead of giving the ticket! How do you like me now? ym
You sound like a bad yardman! The best yardmen are from Earthscapers--They are an American owned and operated company that does quality work. They are also kind and respectable.

Thank you for being nice to me Earthscapers!!!! I pray that God rewards you!!
Bugeye

Richmond, VA

#13 Aug 7, 2010
SirRantsAlot wrote:
Better yet - let's get rid of the meters all together. Paid parking is nothing more than yet another method to generate revenue for the city government, which is actually counter-productive.
Parking downtown is already at a premium and it's diminishing. Downtown business revenue is knee-capped since patronage is limited by access. The city would be far better off to make parking more available. More patrons, more revenue for the city.
turn gilpin into a parking lot.

Since: Feb 10

Richmond, VA

#14 Aug 8, 2010
Bugeye wrote:
<quoted text>turn gilpin into a parking lot.
Why? Nothing over there anyone would want to visit or shop at.
earthscapers

Richmond, VA

#15 Dec 17, 2010
Bella wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a bad yardman! The best yardmen are from Earthscapers--They are an American owned and operated company that does quality work. They are also kind and respectable.
Thank you for being nice to me Earthscapers!!!! I pray that God rewards you!!
I dont know who you are by just seeing your name as bella, but thankyou for your comment and have a merry christmas.
Boop

Richmond, VA

#16 Oct 1, 2012
Jo J wrote:
I don't get it. I moved here from California. There if you don't pay your parking tickets you can't get new stickers for your car. Tickets are attached to your car registration.
THEY DO THAT HERE TOO. IT IS ALSO ATTACHED TO YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE RENEWAL.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#17 Oct 1, 2012
Old news.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#18 Oct 1, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
Old news.
No-show likes old news.

nothead Mug Shot aka Glen Allen clone, aka hammer time, aka son of thunder, aka new hammer time, aka term limits, aka hammer t.....

Jamyce K. Vinson,
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0... ...

You are too dumb to learn, too stupid to pity nothead.

For anyone that wants the RTD web link:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0...
Or take the poll about what is wrong with nothead:

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/richmond-va/T...
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#19 Oct 2, 2012
va_tazdad wrote:
<quoted text>
No-show likes old news.
nothead Mug Shot aka Glen Allen clone, aka hammer time, aka son of thunder, aka new hammer time, aka term limits, aka hammer t.....
Jamyce K. Vinson,
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0... ...
You are too dumb to learn, too stupid to pity nothead.
For anyone that wants the RTD web link:
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0...
Or take the poll about what is wrong with nothead:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/richmond-va/T...
Old news and fake downloadable pics of some photo-shopped woman.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#20 Oct 2, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
<quoted text>
Old news and fake downloadable pics of some photo-shopped woman.
LOL Still waiting for you to explain how I "photo-shopped" your mug-shot onto the Richmond Times Dispatch web site nothead.

As always, you are too dumb to learn, too stupid to pity nothead.

The coward didnít show at McGuire VA hospital today as we all knew she wouldnít.

Cowards always back down.

LOL Your lies just get bigger all the time nothead.

I doubt anyone but you would be stupid enough to believe the Richmond Times Dispatch website would have a virus on it.

I will keep posting your arrest photo that was published by the paper.

Better yet, I will provide the information so anyone can google you and see it for themselves.

Jamyce K. Vinson, arrested in Henrico Virginia. aka nothead, aka hammer time, aka son of thunder on Topix.

All the same deranged racist moron! Google her yourself.

nothead Mug Shot aka Glen Allen clone, aka hammer time, aka son of thunder, aka new hammer time, aka term limits, aka hammer t.....

Jamyce K. Vinson,
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0... ...

You are too dumb to learn, too stupid to pity nothead.

For anyone that wants the RTD web link:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/0...
Or take the poll about what is wrong with nothead:

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/richmond-va/T...

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