From the Daily News:
A QUEENS lawmaker wants to put local governments in the state on notice: Write up an erroneous parking ticket, and you'll be the one paying up.
Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights) introduced a revision to a bill yesterday that would make all municipalities in the state - including New York City - pay $100 to motorists who are wrongly ticketed.
"We need to hold government accountable for these frivolous tickets written to innocent people," DenDekker said.
His ticket crusade was fueled by the summons that his mother, Jacqueline, 74, got in August for violating the alternate-side parking rule near her home on 31st Ave.
She got the ticket on a Thursday, even though the regulation is in effect only on Wednesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. She decided to fight the ticket and sent the Department of Finance a copy of the ticket and pictures of the street sign.
Earlier this month, the city sent DenDekker's mother a letter saying she needed to provide more pictures of the street sign.
"When someone does nothing wrong and they have to prove themselves, they should be reimbursed for their time and effort," DenDekker said.