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Cda parking violaters: your time has expired

"This is a paradigm shift for the city," said Sam Taylor, deputy city administrator. "We are going to start enforcing our rules and our tickets because we need to make sure the playing field is equal for everybody who wants a parking space. When there are people who refuse to follow the rules and take up parking from other people, it impacts everyone else who is willing to follow the rules."

The estimated $350,000, according to Taylor, represents more than 30,000 parking tickets that have gone unpaid over the course of the last three and a half years, a period Taylor said was chosen because it falls within the four-year statute of limitations for collection of such fines. A preliminary contract has been drawn up with Chapman Financial Services, which is already contracted to collect funds from police department action. Read more. Keith Cousins, Cda Press

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.