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June 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Parking

City acts like a criminal by towing cars

I often read funny things about the stupidity of criminals, but I never thought the city of Seattle would fall into that category. I was wrong.

Your headline [“Hey, Seattle: Where’s my car?” front page, June 8] has a picture next to it of a parking sticker for which the purchaser clearly was sold parking time until 3:35 p.m., yet “legally” lost his car to a tow-truck operator before that time expired.

The explanation provided by the city says the problem could be corrected, but the system “would lose its convenience factor.”

Are the leaders of Seattle so stupid they can’t see the sheer ignorance and unfairness in this fiasco? At a time when every cent of tax money is needed, it is beyond comprehension that any action like this would be tolerated to discourage tourists.

— Robert C. Dille, Redmond

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