Letters to the Editor

Parking car after hours still resulted in ticket

Enid Layes

Olympia

My family attended the first Music in the Park concert recently in Sylvester Park and it was a wonderful evening full of great Beatle’s songs, dancing and just plain old fashioned fun! Until we returned to find a parking ticket on our windshield.

We had parked, along with at least another 35-40 cars, in the Key Bank parking lot behind the Greyhound bus station. It was 6 pm and of course the bank was closed. It didn’t even occur to me, or probably any of the other folks on their way to the park, that we would get a ticket in an empty parking lot after business hours.

I have sent a dispute letter to Diamond Parking Services and would urge others who received the ticket to do likewise. And ... Key Bank, are you listening? This is a poor policy for a community bank!

Postscript: I have received a letter from the ODA informing me that Diamond Parking lots require payment 24/7 regardless of whether or not the nearby business is open. I saw no sign, but then I wasn’t looking for one either!

Enid Layes

Olympia

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