Parking ticket goes way too far
I would like to warn Windsor property owners to make sure you stay on your driveway or risk getting a ticket for $25 from the city.
I am a senior with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. I cannot walk too far without stopping and resting, so I park my car as close to my front step as possible, for obvious reasons.
I recently parked my car on an angle just off my driveway with two wheels on the grass. A city parking officer walked into my yard and wrote me a $25 ticket for parking on my own property. The ticket states that the infraction was: “Park, stand or stop on front yard,” contrary to City of Windsor Bylaw 9023 as amended, section 42(3). What is this? Since when can a city parking officer come on private property, trespass and give you a ticket for parking on your own property?
To make things worse I live on Bliss Road and there is no on-street parking — just a ditch. If you have a family gathering with more than two guests you cannot even allow them to park on your lawn.
I think this is extending their power too far.