The City of Winnipeg has been illegally charging downtown drivers for parking for over a year. When customers’ confusion about Saturday parking was brought to my attention, I contacted the City. Long story short, they ran out of the stickers that they put on the parking paystations that tell you you get two hours of free parking. They ran out of stickers. A year ago. And still haven’t managed to produce any new ones. As a result, most people are paying for parking when they don’t have to, and the City is happily taking the money in. (They claim to be encouraging people to come downtown, but they can’t fix this? Did they run out of money in the label budget?)
So, being the proactive, community-minded citizen that I am, I came up with a solution for our label-challenged civic administration. I made some informative stickers for them (free of charge), and have applied them to all the meters within a block of Aqua Books/EAT! bistro (Winnipeg’s Cultural City Hall). I expect to be receiving a thank you call from someone at the other City Hall very soon.