Frustrated Citizens To Hold Town Hall Over PPA Policies

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Frustrated citizens fed up with what they call unfair Philadelphia Parking Authority Policies are holding a town hall meeting tomorrow morning, all are invited to air grievances.

Community Activist Lawrence Clark and the People’s Choice Movement are sponsoring the event, Clark says 7-months of protestors and letter writing to the PPA and elected officials have fell on deaf ears.

“And right now it looks like the PPA policies are getting stricter and stricter. It used to be anything over $100 you used to be on the boot list. Now anything under a $100 you are on the boot list, this has to be dealt with.”

Clark says they also want policies revised so people can make payment arrangements to get their cars out. They are also seeking a moratorium on car auctions until this is worked out.

“Freeze the auction of all vehicles. Also, who monitors the PPA, we don’t know who to put our complaints into.”

The meeting takes place tomorrow at the Berean Institute at 19th and Girard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attorneys will be on hand to advise those who need it.

Reported By Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio


One Comment

  1. anthony says:

    Please can someone help me.I am perm. disabled and my truck was stolen.I needed that truck to take me to the doctors and therapy.without my knowledge the police impounded the truck and the parking authority sold it.The truck was new and everything was legal and licensed and insured.Please can someone help me.Please e-mail if you can help me,thank you ,desperate

  2. Ken says:

    What? ANYTHING under $100 in fines gets your car booted?? That’s not even CLOSE to being true. This just sounds like an article about a bunch of disgruntled scofflaws organizing a protest. Honestly, just don’t park illegally. Sheesh.

  3. matt says:

    Good advice Mike. You must work for those pigs!

  4. Mike says:

    Being allowed to make payment arrangements is stupid! How many people will make the first payment, get their car and then stiff the City for the rest of the money. Here’s a tip – don’t park illegally in the first place.

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