What a mess. The multistory parking garage is almost finished, and none too soon for anyone with the need to visit the Midland Memorial Hospital. Take a look at these photos; astute observers will notice a trend.
The meter maids and meter men have have been very busy ticketing cars parked in the wrong spots. I've been visiting the hospital daily for the past six days, but wouldn't you know, the one time I brought the camera there were no ticketed cars around for photographing.
In the ideal world a city wouldn't stoop to revenue enhancement through parking tickets, but throw $3.1 million annual fine revenue at elected officials who can't say "no," and the parking space contraction isn't a crises, it's an opportunity.