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Parking snafu in Buffalo leads to action

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 19:26:47-05

The city has decided to dismiss nearly a dozen parking tickets after it was brought to their attention that the tickets were unnecessarily issued.

According to a viewer who reached out to 7 Eyewitness News, the situation began early Saturday morning at the corner of Allen and Franklin.

The viewer claims the he and nearly a dozen other cars received parking tickets for parking in a bus zone. The problem with the ticket - the bus zone was on the other side of the street. 

"I knew there was no regulation to be parking on that side of the street so I knew it was a wrongful ticket right away," Barry Rebholz told 7 Eyewitness News.

Rebholz says he spent an entire work day visiting City Hall asking questions and working to get his illegitimate ticket dismissed. He eventually made his way to an impound lot where a clerk acknowledged the mistake and voided the ticket. But when Rebholz asked about the ticket status of nearly a dozen other cars ticketed at the same time, on the same side of the street, he was told each driver would have to come and address the ticket themselves.

"That definitely bothered me maybe more so than getting the ticket."

Three days after the incident and just an hour before this story was set to broadcast, 7 Eyewitness News was notified by parking enforcement that the city has looked into the issue and plans to issue void notifications to the other dozen cars ticketed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A viewer reached out to 7 Eyewitness News concern