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    Town's Residents Getting 'Good' Parking Tickets

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Palmdale parking officials are handing out gift cards instead of tickets for considerate parking jobs.

    Remember the last time you were thrilled to get a parking citation? Never - right?

    However, in Palmdale, California, parking officers have handed out good citations to considerate drivers, or more specifically parkers.

    Officials will give citations to people who park perfectly in a legal spot. The good tickets contain a gift card to a local restaurant, or a voucher from The Body Shop store in a nearby mall.

    The good parkers will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five parking passes in the Santa Monica area. The parking reward program began last year, only during the month of December.

    A parking enforcement supervisor states “we wanted to put through a plan for the community that is positive for both our staff and public to help maximize the parking spaces during the busiest shopping time of the year."

    In a similar report, a retiring police captain in Seattle decided to hand out giftcards instead of tickets this year. The captain along with a department secretary attempted to use the crosswalk.

    Every driver who stopped and allowed them to cross was handed a $10 gift card to a local restaurant.