The Ugly Green Monolith

The French Quarter gripe about those ugly green parking meters got some national attention today.

One might laugh at the USA Today for their content while preferring to glance at those graphs in the corners but this is the first resource I’ve seen that explains the recently changed legal argument behind the lawsuit against the city:

“On Wednesday, the lawsuit was amended to say that the new meters violate a law that says tickets may be issued when time has expired and a yellow or red flag is visible on the meter.

The new system does not display a flag when time has expired.

“All tickets issued on these new meters are illegal,” Smith says. “Criminal law is very exact.”

The lawsuit asks for an injunction that would remove the meters as well as refund all fines collected for parking violations under the system.”

Genius. Matlock would be proud.

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