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and was replaced with a shiny new whiz-kid who was full of bright ideas.


The old guy had told his people to always


give a little leeway before writing a ticket. The new guy saw a problem: “if we give people free time after their payment has expired, we lose money that the city should have.” Out went the order to ticket immediately, no leeway, no exceptions. The new regime produced more tickets, but after a week, the ticket writers were afraid to go out on street because the drivers were angry and taking it out on them.


The new guy solved this by putting his


people on the street in pairs. Result 1, no more violence; Result 2, ticket income down by 50%. Parking professionals, who needs them?


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