Power of the pen
At the beginning of June, the city of Seattle announced that it would have to refund or cancel nearly 200,000 parking tickets because of a technicality that meant that the officers issuing them didn’t have the legal authority to do so.
While that loophole was swiftly closed, it still meant a loss of as much as $5 million to the city.
As it turns out, lucky over-parkers and the city finances have one person to thank: PubliCola’s Publisher and Editor Erica C. Barnett. ...