Updated: Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 5:39 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 5:39 AM EST
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — About 400 car owners will have to pay Bridgeport $74,000 in parking and towing fees from the Feb. 8-9 snow storm that buried much of the Northeast.
The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/YcUDuL ) that city officials say it's the price for defying snow emergency parking rules, blocking streets from plows and isolating neighborhoods.
But many residents say Bridgeport did a poor job communicating those rules and that officials should be more understanding when enforcing the regulations.
Sonia Moncrieffe told Mayor Bill Finch and the city's public works staff at a recent hearing that they are shameful. Her husband said no one knocked on his door to allow him to move the car before it was towed.
Finch said crews need to move quickly because the city spends $175 an hour for equipment.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com