Maybe it’s a case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Mayor Bill Finch, feeling plowed under by criticism of the city’s blizzard response last month, called an emergency declaration for Wednesday at 5 p.m. that included a parking prohibition on designated streets. No snow Thursday during the day, but lots of parking tickets for folks who didn’t follow the snow emergency in a hospital zone. Maybe next time they will follow the rules. The snow did come overnight Thursday into Friday morning.
Brian Lockhart, CT Post, sharpens his stiletto:
Instead of snowflakes, the neighborhoods around St. Vincent’s Medical Center and College in the city’s north end awoke to a flurry of orange parking tickets Thursday morning.
“The city of Bridgeport’s cashing in today,” observed Michele Santora, a student at St. Vincent’s, as she walked from class down Anson Street in the afternoon, passing a dozen cars cited for parking on a snow emergency street.
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