No parking signs have been posted in the area for several weeks because the city was supposed to start construction on the roads. However, the construction didn't start until weeks later. Residents say they thought it was safe to park on those streets since nothing was going on, but they ended up getting parking tickets.
"They do construction, but they're not doing construction and they post these signs up and it says you can't park, but they're not doing anything," Desiree Boegli said. "I have gotten almost $300 worth of tickets because of this."
One neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, took home video of city crews working on the streets. He says his problem is not only the inconsistency of construction, but he says when crews get to work, they make a mess and they don't clean it up.
"We deal with the inconvenience, the noise, the dirt, the parking the inconsistence in the construction," he said.
Emily Williams with the Denver Department of Public Works says she realizes the city made a mistake.
"What happened in this case is an unfortunate situation," Williams said. "It looks like we got a little ahead of ourselves mostly because of the weather."
Williams says the city is trying to help the neighborhood by filling pot holes and giving the community new curbs and gutters. She says residents who feel they were unjustly ticketed can contact the parking magistrate. Williams says the magistrate is aware of the problems in the Baker neighborhood and is prepared to handle situations on a case by case basis.
Denver County Parking Magistrate: (720) 913-5300
Parking Violations Bureau 1-866-280-9988.
Click here for more information on contesting a ticket.
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