We’ve all experienced it. You’re walking home the 4 or 5 blocks from your car to your home when you see out of state plate after out of state plate parked in resident spots. It frustrating to say the least.
One extremely ticked off resident, took to the 311 app on Friday night and opened up more than seven tickets for out of state plates in resident spots in the neighborhood of L and M Streets and East Fourth Street. That was just out of state plates. We’d have to image there were other non-residents parked illegally.
Here’s one of the seven 311 reports:
And other neighbors are frustrated too:
Resident Permit Only tickets are $40. So therefore the City of Boston would be cleaning up if they patrolled and ticketed the neighborhood. But guess what? They didn’t. According to the 311 app – they informed the person who opened the tickets that “We have no one in South Boston till 6pm on Saturday. They (BTD) will be given this complaint.”
The resident went on to ask ”Did you have no one last night in City Point either?” They also went on to say “Why have resident only parking it’s not being enforced?” They also threatened to tell CIS – which they did.
So we have to agree. Why have resident only parking if it’s not being enforced? So our question to the Boston Transportation Department is, “Why aren’t you patrolling the neighborhoods more often?” South Boston is in the midst of a parking crisis and when parking scofflaws go un-ticketed, it’s adding insult to injury.
Could you please help us out? Because really, what is the point of the 311 app if it’s not working properly.