Woman fighting big Council Bluffs parking fine
May 12th, 2011 by Ric Hanson
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A woman says she’s going to court to fight a Council Bluffs parking ticket that could cost her $835. Laura Sherman says she thinks the $750 fine and $85 court fee is way out of line.
Sherman says she didn’t see any signs prohibiting parking on the grass at the city’s sports and recreation complex. She acknowledges that she passed up open spaces at a parking lot and drove over a curb to get to a spot on the grass Sunday. On the main road into the complex there are several signs that say “No parking on grass.”
Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister says routine parking fines haven’t curbed the park problem and that Sherman should have obeyed the signs.