Woodland parking fines going up

Woodland parking fines going up

There are 21 comments on the Daily Democrat story from Dec 14, 2010, titled Woodland parking fines going up. In it, Daily Democrat reports that:

Your parking ticket could be $5 to $10 steeper, depending on which way the Woodland City Council weighs Tuesday night.

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Plasticman

Auburn, CA

#2 Dec 14, 2010
Wouldn't it be a riot if NO ONE got a parking ticket for an entire year. They would really be wringing their hands then!
Rhiainfelt

Woodland, CA

#3 Dec 14, 2010
Plasticman wrote:
Wouldn't it be a riot if NO ONE got a parking ticket for an entire year. They would really be wringing their hands then!
If this happened, the city wouldn't be wringing their hands, they would find new ways to bring in the money, such as:

- installing parking meters in downtown.
- new laws that increase the likelihood that parking tickets would be issues (i.e. no parking on streets on street sweeper days, permit parking on streets near schools, etc)
- enforcing parking laws that they currently do a poor job at enforcing, such as parking in front of firehydrents in residentals areas, esp neighborhoods where the city allowed houses to be placed close together and the firehydrents to be placed on the property line between the houses.
Dont Get Caught

Sacramento, CA

#4 Dec 14, 2010
Cops are ticket "crazy" these days trying to make up for budget shortfalls. I would suggest ticketing all the yellow to red light runners.

Have you noticed how many people fly through a red light at an innersection......I see it every day, several times a day. People try to beat the yellow light and it turns red for them before they even make it through the intersection. It's out of control in this town.

Talking on your cell phone will cost you $148.00 and if you don't stop when a school bus puts out the stop sign (doesn't matter what side of the road you are on when the bus puts out the stop sign) you better stop or it will cost you $750.00 and just incase you didn't know the police follow school buses these days just to catch drivers who don't stop.
woodland resident

Woodland, CA

#5 Dec 14, 2010
I think it is wrong for the state to be taking money from the city parking ticket program. It is also wrong that the state is telling the cities how to determine the rates for parking tickets.

Oh, and I agree with Dont get caught about enforcement on signals and stop signs. When I stop for a stop sign the person behind me will just follow me through the intersection without stopping so they can cut off the other cars. Then they will pass me since I am only going the speed limit. I guess I missed the notice from the state that the posted speeds are minimum speeds, not maximum speeds.
Anonymous

Woodland, CA

#6 Dec 14, 2010
Great - $50 for a stinking parking ticket, no wonder people don't pay them. My suggestion would be to NEVER shop downtown, NEVER park downtown unless it's in a private lot - that will be my practice from now on. It's a shame, I'll miss a couple of the resturants that depend on on-street parking and I like to support the local merchants.
NO ONE

Woodland, CA

#7 Dec 14, 2010
I think this is outrageous!!! It's bad enough they make county employees park 2 to 3 blocks from their office, now they want to make it even harder. Why doesn't the city just issue monthly parking passes. I know a lot of people who would be VERY happy to participate in that kind of program. Keep the two hour parking slots, but offer the option to buy a monthly pass. That would benefit everyone!
LOL

Grass Valley, CA

#8 Dec 14, 2010
Just another reason to avoid the downtown like the plague.
Hmmmmmmm

Hayward, CA

#9 Dec 14, 2010
I got a parking ticket from a Woodland police officer for loading my drums in an alley!!! FYI-That officer was unprofessional, had a big mouth, and was using his badge to be a "tough guy". Try that with plain clothes bro!!
Woodland Mom

Roseville, CA

#10 Dec 14, 2010
Is it really that difficult to walk a couple blocks? So tired of listening to people b**** about parking tickets and downtown parking. Woodland REALLY isn't that big...you can park in a long-term parking space and walk just about anywhere in downtown. Quit being so lazy people!!
Don

Sacramento, CA

#11 Dec 14, 2010
Today, the person in the Parking Enforcement vehicle on Main Street did not use his/her turn signal.

I guess that is why that person is not in another position where they actually have to follow the law.

11:35 am on December 4, 2010.
Buck Up

United States

#12 Dec 14, 2010
Just got my new water bill based on what we use. I used less and paid less! That's better than the flat rate the City has been charging. I'm gonna buy a nice lunch in Sacramento to celebrate and avoid the higher Woodland parking altogether.

Muuuuuwaahahaha!!
Mr Obvious

Woodland, CA

#13 Dec 14, 2010
You know what's weird? I have been parking in downtown for years and I've never gotten a parking ticket. I don't go over the allotted time and I park within the confines of the parking space. Parking a car isn't rocket science.

I don't feel bad for people who complain about getting parking tickets.
Anonymous

Woodland, CA

#14 Dec 14, 2010
I never got a ticket either, but that doesn't negate the fact that the fine for everything is far beyond the reminder that they should be to do things correctly, they are obvious revenue enhancements. My choice to protest this is to not patronize downtown. Not complaining, I know how to park a car and I'm not too lazy to walk a couple of blocks - just my choice to patronize other vendors.
ThinkAbout

Pilot Hill, CA

#15 Dec 15, 2010
Woodland Mom wrote:
Is it really that difficult to walk a couple blocks? So tired of listening to people b**** about parking tickets and downtown parking. Woodland REALLY isn't that big...you can park in a long-term parking space and walk just about anywhere in downtown. Quit being so lazy people!!
Did you ever consider the fact that some people simply cannot walk more than half a block due to physical ailments?

Since: Jun 10

San Jose, CA

#16 Dec 15, 2010
Woodland Mom wrote:
Is it really that difficult to walk a couple blocks? So tired of listening to people b**** about parking tickets and downtown parking. Woodland REALLY isn't that big...you can park in a long-term parking space and walk just about anywhere in downtown. Quit being so lazy people!!
Agree, if you really look at the distance, you can park on Dog Gone Alley and get everywhere and still not walk as far as you can walking from Best Buy to Target. Or a busy day at Bel Air.

County workers need to walk the couple blocks, so people paying their salary can efficiently visit and do business. Clogging up the streets in front of your office should cost you money. I heard this argument in Sacramento too and it was a stupid argument then too. If you cannot walk a couple blocks in Woodland, get out your wheelchair.

With Obamacare you will have fitness standards coming, right after they set restaurant menus.
Ad Rem

Martinez, CA

#17 Dec 15, 2010
tg Woodland wrote:
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Agree, if you really look at the distance, you can park on Dog Gone Alley and get everywhere and still not walk as far as you can walking from Best Buy to Target. Or a busy day at Bel Air.
County workers need to walk the couple blocks, so people paying their salary can efficiently visit and do business. Clogging up the streets in front of your office should cost you money. I heard this argument in Sacramento too and it was a stupid argument then too. If you cannot walk a couple blocks in Woodland, get out your wheelchair.
With Obamacare you will have fitness standards coming, right after they set restaurant menus.
Tax paying public employees have equal rights to service users. First in time will continue to prevail, unless the state/county/city builds a parking structure just for workers (in consideration of their safety). Users can pay like in SF or Sactown.

Since: Jun 10

San Jose, CA

#18 Dec 16, 2010
Ad Rem wrote:
<quoted text>
Tax paying public employees have equal rights to service users. First in time will continue to prevail, unless the state/county/city builds a parking structure just for workers (in consideration of their safety). Users can pay like in SF or Sactown.
Exactly, let's hit the big time! We are not much smaller than SF or Sac! The new courthouse will have that, right? Jurors and safety workers need parking too.
proud repub

United States

#19 Jan 12, 2011
look at the county master fees list, everything is going up, some have went up twice in a couple of months, its crazy to think anyone would want to build a home in yolo county, it allmost as bad as solano co

Since: May 10

Woodland, CA

#20 Jan 12, 2011
Well, this is starting to feel like harrasement....the city is clearly attempting to catch residents in the act to bring up the coffers. I drove down a residential street the other day and was shocked at all the markings on the street (I am assuming this was to verify cars are not parked for more than a couple of days). I thought how tacky this graffiti is all over our streets, this is truly excessive. When you feel like they are after you for money and you already pay thousands a year in property tax alone, then it does not go well. The laws are supposed to serve the citizens and make the community a better place, not be used in such a way that they are trying to catch you and make you feel harrassed.

My son got a ticket (he had a new car and sold his old car and forgot to put insurance card in new car), it was treated as a fix it ticket,(the incomplete stop ticket was justified) but a $25.00 processing fee, then a $5.00 fee to pay with a debit card. Cash or check no fee. You had to pay it right there at the time of the hearing. Kind of starting to feel like Ceasar and the Romans coming after us for every extra nickel we have.

Did you stop and allow your bumper go over the white line=Ticket for running a red light.

The city needs to cut back and live within its means and not attempt to balance their budget on gotcha tickets.

Don't get me wrong, I am not of the belief of lawlessness but I just don't think they should be pushing Law Enforcement and expecting them to secure more money for the budget.
Ticket Buster

United States

#21 Jan 12, 2011
Woodland Conservative wrote:
I never got a ticket either, but that doesn't negate the fact that the fine for everything is far beyond the reminder that they should be to do things correctly, they are obvious revenue enhancements. My choice to protest this is to not patronize downtown. Not complaining, I know how to park a car and I'm not too lazy to walk a couple of blocks - just my choice to patronize other vendors.
Yeah. Go to another town that is doing the same thing. That'll show Woodland!!

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