Hotel St. Francis, in Santa Fe,nNew Mexico, allowed me to park my car in their lot where I received a $500nparking ticket from the City of Santa Fe. As other cars where crowded innnarrow spaces, my car wheels were over the line into a handicapped parkingnspace. I asked C, the hotel clerk, ifnthis was acceptable. He came out, henlooked, and then he said yes. The next morning I had the $500 ticket, onn11/7/09. Other hotel employees and Citynpolice told me that tickets had been previously issued on the same space. After moving my car, another car was parkednin the space exactly as I had parked the day before. I pressed Hotel St. Francis tonintervene with the city to remove my fine. nOut of their intervention, the police directed me to the liaison for thenmunicipal court where I wrote a letter begging for leniency. I offered to pay the fine pending thenhearing, but T, the court liaison, told me to wait until after the hearing. Two months passed with twonletters, the second letter notarized and sent by certified mail and finallynthey responded to give me a hearing. nJ, the parking administrative manager, notified me by phone and statednthat the fine was reduced to $250. WouldnI accept it or would I appeal? nSomewhere in the conversation it was mentioned that the earlier liaisonndid not have authority, referring to my delayed payment of the fine???I sent the payment for the fine,nand asked for a receipt. A monthnpassed. I sent another letter, notarizednand certified, and finally received a statement of my fine. It had been increased to $1000 before beingnreduced to $250!I asked the Hotel St. Francis tonreimburse me for the $250. S, thengeneral manager declined but did offer a free night if I should return to thenCity of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have obtained a list of ticketsnthat were given over a two year period along the street for the hotel. A listing shows 33 tickets for DisablednPermit $30,000 along Don Gaspar Street. nAlso, 16 ticket for Disabled Other $13,000. I will make a studied effort tonavoid Santa Fe, New Mexico.
210 Don Gaspar Santa Fe, New Mexico United States of America