Reports indicate that between September 1 and April 5, parking enforcement officials in Seattle gave out approximately 200,000 citations to drivers who failed to move their vehicles while parked.
Because parking authorities were not given the authorization to write fines during this time frame, sources within the community claim that the city of Seattle will either refund or cancel parking citations for seven months. The reason for this is that parking authorities were not given the authority to write fines during this time frame.
According to The News God, residents of Seattle who were given a non-moving parking ticket between September 1 and April 5 will be sent a letter informing them that they may be eligible to receive a refund or that their ticket may be canceled. This letter will be sent to those residents who received the ticket between September 1 and April 5. The beginning of the eligibility term for this program is September 1 and ends on April 5 of each year. In this calculation, the cost of any traffic fines will not be taken into account at any point.
Over 200,000 parking tickets were issued by the city of Seattle during this period, as stated in a story that was published in the Seattle Times during this period.
The managers of the city anticipate that they will be compelled to offer refunds totaling between $4.5 million and $5 million for the 100,000 tickets that have already been purchased.