Today was the first day of the City's new parking scofflaw enforcement program. Vehicles with four or more outstanding parking tickets are subject to "booting," meaning the vehicle is immobilized until the owner pays all outstanding parking fines. Here's what happened today.
Parking Enforcement Officers booted a total of 9 vehicles today. The first boot was applied at 2:13 p.m. and the last was applied at 3:49 p.m. At the lowest end of the range of vehicles booted today, $467 is owed on 4 outstanding tickets. At the highest end of the range of vehicles booted today, $3,308 is owed on 34 outstanding tickets.
As of 4 p.m. today, one booted motorist had paid the amount owed and self-released the boot. Seventeen minutes elapsed from the time that the boot was applied until the boot was released.
- That vehicle was booted at 3:34 p.m.
- The motorist called the boot vendor at 3:44 p.m.
- The amount owed, $475 (including the $145 boot fee) was paid at 3:50 p.m.
- The vehicle was released from the boot at 3:51 p.m.