F.C. Police Chief to Apologize for Some Parking Tickets

Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin, upon a review that she conducted of parking tickets written in the early morning yesterday, following the latest snow storm, on “snow routes” in the City, wrote in an email to the News-Press that parking on a “snow route” may, by law, “result in ticking and towing at the Police Department’s discretion.”

She added, “The spirit of this section (of the code—ed.) is to assist public safety in dire circumstances during an emergency. It is not intended to punish, to not afflict undue stress, fees or constraints on parking in the City.” She continued, “After reviewing the tickets, I see that while they were issued by the letter of the Code, they were not issued in the spirit. I am going to contact the residents who were issued tickets, apologize and resolve their violation.”