For most of us Thursday morning was a welcome sight. Our backs didn't hurt from shoveling. The sidewalks were clear. And we wouldn't have to fight for a parking space when we got home from work. (At least not anymore than we usually have to fight for a parking space.) Yes for most of us the snow storm that never happened, was really just that. However for about 1,500 Fall River residents there was very clear reminder from Wednesday's expected snow storm in the form of a $40 parking ticket.
The Herald News is reporting that the city issued about $60,000 dollars worth of parking tickets as a result of the parking ban put into place in expectations of Wednesday's "blizzard-like" storm and city residents are peeved that the lack of snow has not translated to a lack of a fine.
Meanwhile up in Boston Mayor Menino is canceling over 3000 parking tickets after Wednesday's "no-snow storm". Cambridge and Sommerville are following Boston's lead.
So the question is should Fall River cancel the parking tickets that were issued here?