Sharking Lots: Private Businesses Can Now Legally Issue Parking Tickets in Miami [Miami New Times

Published on November 2nd, 2021 in the Miami New Times. This story won a first place Green Eyeshade award for consumer reporting:

Excerpt: Though private ticketing was indeed illegal in the City of Miami [at the time], that changed a month later, after parking-industry representatives persuaded the city commission that lot owners need a more effective way to enforce parking rules. The result was a new ordinance that legalizes private ticketing — as long as companies use, and avoid, certain language on their notices.

For drivers, the reversal has been confusing. In the five months since the city instituted the change, no media outlet has covered the issue and neither the city nor the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) has made an effort to educate residents.

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