The city will waive all the parking tickets given to tea party activist who parked in a city lot for an after hours rally, police officials said today.
The move follows a review of the tickets and the city’s policy, which was prompted by stories in The Eagle last week.
At least 45 parking tickets were issued at the Rounds and Porter Building parking lot along Waco Street on April 15. Police will work with municipal court officials to dismiss tickets or refund fines already recieved, Capt. Troy Livingston.
The lot is reserved for city employees, but is ocassionally opened to the public for event parking or overflow parking at packed city council meetings.
The city now plans to open the lot to the public after 5 pm weekdays and all day on weekends. It is part of the department’s effort to work with the community, Livingston said.