Philadelphia Parking authority loses one in Common Pleas Court

    The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s reputation for being tough to beat may have just expired.

     

    CityPaper reports on the case of Jim Pavlock, who appealed to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas after his initial appeal was denied by the PPA. He disputed the PPA’s refusal to allow him to question the ticketing officer.

     

    A judge ruled that ticketed individuals do have the right to question the ticketing officer in court.

     

    Second, that judge said the PPA must provide the exact location of the car in question, not just the block in which the car was parked.

     

    It’s unclear how the ruling will affect existing tickets or the PPA as a whole.

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