When Brian Luenser got a letter from a collection company for a parking ticket, he thought surely it was a mistake. He always pays his tickets promptly. “But then I looked a little closer and I saw that it was January 7 of 2003,” he said.
A $500 fine for a 14-inch mistake. That’s what happened to a North Texas woman who pulled into a handicap parking spot, with a permit, and left the wheels of her vehicle over the line.
The City of Fort Worth is trying to figure out what to do with 670,000 old citations. Some are nearly two decades old. The citations are for traffic tickets or code compliance violations.