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Get Rid Of \"Green Zones\"

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From 9th Street through Manhattan Avenue from Vattier to Old Claflin Road there are \"Green Zones\" which indicate No Parking from 2:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. without a permit. What purpose do these parking restrictions serve College students with 8:00 A.M. classes that cannot find a parking spot on campus are forced to park off campus due to the inadequacy and limited availability of parking on campus. Off Street parking in these \"college filled neighborhoods\" is very limited with very few driveways, inadequate numbers of parking spots for residents of apartment complexes and houses so we are forced to park on the streets. Is there a point to these \"Green Zones\" Is there any logic behind these signs, besides the obvious sticking an officer on any of these given streets between 8:00-9:00 A.M. will yield a nice return of $10 parking tickets. For the price of 2 tickets I suppose you could buy a parking permit from the city (although I think they limit them to if you have a residence on the street). But, why should I pay to park on the street if I have no driveway What if any is the reasoning or logic behind these ordinances other than money Based on an average of 150 tickets given each day this yields $1500/day in parking fines. Take that over a standard school week (5 days) yields $7500/week over the course of a semester $135,000, over the course of a college school year (2 semesters) $270,000. Plus what they take in from permit sales. What do we get out of this THIS HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL. THE ABOVE NAMED STREETS ARE NO WHERE IN THE CITY CODE. IF YOU HAVE BEEN TICKETED ON ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED STREETS IT WAS DONE ILLEGALLY AND YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF YOUR FINE. THOMAS ADDAIR CITY ATTORNEY KNOWS THERE IS NO LAW OR CITY CODE THAT SPECIFIES THESE STREETS SO TICKETING CARS PARKING ON THEM IS UNLAWFUL.


Hi My name is Michael Davis I am a lifetime resident of Manhattan, Kansas. I live in an apartment complex on Kearney. Our apartment complex houses 12-3 bedroom apartments but only 2 vehicle permits are allowed per apartment, leaving one person to park on the street or where they can find room. I am also a student at K-State and watch many fellow classmates recieve tickets daily for furthering their education. With the limited and inadequate parking on campus, lets elivitae these \"Green Zones\" that serve no purpose other than to make the City of Manhattan and Municipal Court money.
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