Mayor says malfunctioning parking meters mean, ‘It’s your lucky day’

Published 1:47 pm Monday, May 6, 2019

A Mississippi mayor is apologizing about confusion over parking meters.

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill says drivers will not be ticketed for parking at a malfunctioning meter.

The Oxford Eagle reports the city put stickers on meters a couple of weeks ago warning people not to park at broken ones. The city’s parking director, Matt Davis, had also told the newspaper that citations would be issued.

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Parking meters are still fairly new on the town square in Oxford.

Tannehill says the mayor and aldermen never voted to allow ticketing for vehicles parked at broken meters. She said Saturday on social media that if someone finds a broken meter, the city should tell that driver: “‘It’s your lucky day.'”