Your next parking ticket could include a video

Posted at 6:21 AM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 11:21:37-04

Getting a parking ticket at thousands of parking spaces along the waterfront could soon include video evidence.

The Port of San Diego is considering a deal with Data Ticket Inc., to process parking citations. That arrangement would include upgraded equipment for enforcement officers that could take multiple photos and video. 

A port staff report says it would improve officer ability to "enforce the regulations in place and provides more back up documentation for any issued citation." 

The port manages about 5,000 parking spaces from Barrio Logan to Shelter Island. It expects to generate about $900,000 in citations this fiscal year. The port currently contracts with the city for parking ticket processing, but going with Data Ticket Inc would save about $110,000 a year in fees. 

"I just hope they give the person a chance to explain (in the case of an appeal)," said Deirdre Kline, a La Mesa resident who parked at one of the meter spots along the Embarcadero.

The meters in the area are currently enforced seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The port board of directors will consider the proposal at its board meeting Tuesday.