When venturing outside in the aftermath of winter, notice the fresh crop of tire-eating potholes marring city streets. Griping about Spokane’s pavement is a topic that can unite newcomers, lifelong residents, millennials, boomers, Democrats and Republicans.
Parking illegally isn’t supposed to pay off. But thanks to Spokane’s relatively low-priced parking tickets, it can be a cheaper option than using a downtown garage. Getting a parking violation twice a week at a downtown meter would cost a driver $120 a month, less than the cost of a monthly space at either of two major parking garages downtown.