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Fight For Your Right 

This week's Letter of the Week comes in from a man we know only as "Hob." We can't think of a more pressing issue for

This week's Letter of the Week comes in from a man we know only as "Hob." We can't think of a more pressing issue for our city than the injustices heaped upon the legion's of revelers who, too drunk to make it back downtown to pick up their cars before the stroke of noon, find themselves saddled with double digit parking tickets. Forget AIDS in Africa, the collapse of the global financial markets and your 401K, we've got an emergency here. Thanks for bringing this travesty to light, Hob, we're sure that our city fathers will jump on it. If you're out there and sober, come on down to the Source offices to collect your booty, a pint glass and a beverage to fill it. (We're in a no-ticketing zone.)


We've got a parking ticket situation in downtown Bend and urge the community to do something about it.

I often find myself drunk downtown on a Friday night and unable to drive my car home. So I do the responsible thing, and find another way. Recently, however, I have come back in the morning to $22 parking tickets. Twenty two dollars isn't the easiest thing to come up with, especially if you just broke the bank last night. It's complete bullshit, and something needs to be done.

1) There is no reason why they should hand out parking tickets when there is ample parking available. Last week I was parked in the sidelines parking lot with a total of 5 other cars!


2) They are discouraging me to avoid driving drunk. Pushing people like me to get behind the wheel and do something stupid. Diamond Parking is the devil, and we need some serious downtown parking reform before someone can't afford to party.


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