Saturday, March 30, 2019

“A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.”

Quote. William (“Bill”) Vaughan, American columnist and author, 1915–1977.

However, when it comes to unpaid parking tickets and ‘the boot’ here in Lake Worth Beach. . .

Don’t think there will be much rejoicing at all from anyone when they walk up to their vehicle one day in this City and see a boot on the front tire. Not even a “real patriot” would be very amused.

William E. (“Bill”) Vaughan was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 until his death in 1977. He was published in Reader’s Digest and Better Homes and Gardens under the pseudonym Burton Hillis.

Now let’s find out more about LOCAL issues like parking enforcement and why LOCAL newspapers matter:

“We don’t want your money. We want your compliance.”

—Lake Worth Beach Commissioner Scott Maxwell quoted in The Lake Worth Herald, news datelined June 14th, 2017.

Here is an excerpt from an article in the The Lake Worth Herald last year:

“There are vehicles in Lake Worth that have more than three unpaid parking violations and this ordinance gives the authority to ‘boot’ a vehicle if it is improperly parked and an enforcement officer is writing a fourth or greater ticket. Enforcement officers, when entering information on a vehicle, will be flagged if there are three outstanding tickets on the vehicle and the officer will be authorized to immobilize the vehicle with a ‘boot’.”

Press release from the City of Lake Worth’s PIO:

Lake Worth, Florida — The City of Lake Worth will begin the immobilizing (commonly called “booting”) of vehicles that have acquired three (3) or more citations.

and. . .

     Once all citations are paid the boot will be released, if citations are not paid within 24 hours then the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.

In conclusion, are there any questions about ‘the boot’? If so, then please click on this link.

And once you have that boot removed, after
paying those parking tickets, take a long ride
around the L-Dub!