Unfair and unlawful ticketing and contesting process

Feb 2 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – WiseUpWinnipeg

I contacted 311 and our acting Deputy Assistant Mayor / my Counc. Matt Allard after having issues parking when attending the Know Your Zone Judicial Review today.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Kevin Yaworski”
Date: Feb 2, 2018 6:17 PM
Subject: Faulty parking meters
To: “311” <311@winnipeg.ca>, “Allard, Matt” <MattAllard@winnipeg.ca>

Dear Sir or Madam and Counc. Allard,

Thanks for choosing to serve the public to make Winnipeg a better place to live, work and visit.

While attending Court at 408 York for the Judicial Review of a Know Your Zone alleged parking ticket. I saw a few things that I think you should be aware of and do something meaningful about.

Parking meter on Vaughn st. just north of York Ave. West side.

Pay station # 5465

Only taking some coins, not registering others and not refunding. It took all my coins but luckily I had a credit card. It took 3 tries but eventually it took payment. In the past I have had a meter eat my card and had to arrange to meet tech later to retrieve.

The City owes me $2.50. Please credit my taxes or send me a cheque.

While there I noticed what appeared to be cars being ticketed via WPA / G4S camera van driving by stopping at cars and then continuing. This is not the 1st time we have seen similar where meters broken and including hand written tickets. We get many reports on social media of similar and then even more unfair treatment by the City, WPA and adjudicators. This is more than despicable.

This is not the 1st time myself and many others I have spoken to that have had problems with meters broken in Winnipeg and many cases with more tickets instead of fixing.

In many other cases with drivers inside the vehicle running in a no parking zone (not a no stopping zone) while they pickup elderly or disabled person then getting a ticket in the mail.

Please do the decent thing and improve meter maintenance and enforce this when Prairie or whoever has the contract for meters. Get WPA / G4S to check meters when several vehicles in violation and stop these unfair if not unlawful ticketing practices for these, KYZ and others.

Here is local and national coverage of this more than embarrassing behavior.

The worst places to park in Canada: Parking ticket traps, unfair tickets – CBC Marketplace and related

Watch “The worst places to park in Canada: Parking ticket traps, unfair tickets (CBC Marketplace)” on YouTube
Nov 18 2016
Several parts involve Winnipeg throughout this episode

What are the worst places to park in Canada? Here’s the data on that
Nov 19th 2016

Unfair parking fees on private lots aren’t tickets — so you don’t need to pay them, expert says
Best to contact them to dispute the fairness but if they ignore don’t pay.

I look forward to your responses.

Kind Regards,

Kevin Yaworski

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