Cars park improperly on an Oak Highlands cul-de-sac

Have you been cited by the City of Dallas for parking “head-in” on your cul-de-sac? Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough says you may have technically earned the ticket, but he wants to help you fight it.

“To be ticketed without clear parking instructions/signage and without a prior warning is unacceptable and erodes trust,” he wrote on Facebook today. “As a resident of the City of Dallas and as a neighbor, you deserve better.”

City parking enforcement officials are penalizing residents based on City Code Section 28-88, which states that “a person commits an offense if he stops, stands or parks a vehicle with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle more than 18 inches from the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway,” among other violations.

“Essentially,” writes McGough, “cars must park parallel rather than head-in. However the ordinance doesn’t explicitly specify cul-de-sacs and many of you have never been ticketed in decades.”

McGough provides a link to submit your information here.

“Clear communication is critical and we will do everything we can to help get this resolved,” wrote McGough.