Steigerwald is to be congratulated for making the public aware of fund-raising by the traffic department. About two years ago, with a handicapped placard on my dash, I got seven tickets for parking at meters. All violations were dismissed. On the last occasion, the records were misplaced and I was harassed for several months until the computer located the record, for which I got a faint apology.
It currently seems you have to pay bail and wait six to eight weeks for a computerized appointment, where one tries to plead guilty with an extenuating circumstance. A recent case was suspended and I was told that my $53 fine would be returned in six to eight weeks, maybe.