Before we know what is really happening, it will be virtually impossible to park in Portland without getting a ticket, a boot, or a tow. It has already hit a high-water mark where it is impossible to keep abreast of all the different ways there are to receive a substantial fine. In these really tough economic times, the residents and visitors in Portland can ill-afford to have their pockets picked by the Parking Division and city government.
Did the mayoral candidates speak of this grave issue at all, prior to our recent election? Somehow, it does not seem to be of much concern. The city is a very unfriendly parking city and is ripping people off to the tune of millions of dollars.