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Adams Parking Ticket Appeal Denied

Update: Huckleberries has learned that the Parking Commission has denied Councilman Steve Adams' appeal of a parking ticket at the Coeur d'Alene Library. Here is the reply from the Parking Commission: “His notice with denial was mailed out on the 2nd of April so as far as we are concerned the matter is closed.  He was given until April 15 to pay.  If he doesn't, it will go to collections just like any other citizen.”

Constitutionalist Councilman Steve Adams has seen the light re: his threatened appeal of judicial confirmation of the “ordinary and necessary” sewer plant expansion. So Huckleberries wonders if he has also gained clarity re: some sort of divine right of local elected officials not to pay parking tickets. Huckleberries has submitted a request to City Hall, asking if Adams has also dropped his appeal of the $15 parking ticket he got for staying over-long in a Coeur d'Alene Library space during a joint meeting between the City Council and Lake City Development Corp. I'll let you know the answer when I get it. Meanwhile, you can amuse yourself by re-reading this episode of the Trials & Tribulations of Councilman Adams here.

Question: Should we talk up a collection to pay Adams' ticket in appreciation for all the blog fodder he has provided over the last 7 to 10 days?

Steve Adams Appeals Parking Ticket

Coeur d'Alene Councilman Steve Adams is appealing a $15 parking ticket that he received  from Diamond Parking at 2:28 p.m. Thursday while he attended a joint meeting of the council and Lake City Development Corp. Adams was ticketed for parking for more than two hours at 710 Front Avenue (Coeur d'Alene Library parking lot). In his appeal, Adams protested that he “was attending a 'special call' council meeting in the community room of library — official Government Business — meeting ran long. However believe there  (is) an exception for elected officials.” You can see Adams' appeal and citation here.

DFO: Should we take up a collection to help Councilman Adams pay his parking fine?

Question: Do you agree with Councilman Adams that elected officials should be immune from parking tickets that occur while they're engaged in official business?

Downtown Ticket Angers Shopper

Tweeter McWriters writes to Huckleberries: After enjoying a great lunch with three of my children and their grandmother at Cafe Carambolo (Wednesday afternoon), we decided to head downtown to get cupcakes from Sweet B's Cupcakes (on 5th Street, just north of Sherman). As we drove down 5th Street, the street was closed off due to folks setting up for the Farmer's Market. So, in lieu of turning around and parking over a block away, we decided to pull in the parking lot right next to Sweet B's, run in and select our 6 cupcakes. We parked at right around 2:10pm. When we came back out to my truck (at 2:26pm - I looked at the clock intentionally after retrieving the violation from my windshield) a parking violation had been issued at 2:16pm in the amount of $20.00 due to “no advanced payment” from Diamond Parking Services. More from McWriters below.

Question: Should McWriters have received a parking ticket?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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