Parking meters were installed at the First & Main Town Center by property managers to encourage moviegoers at Cinemark 16 and IMAX Theatre to use the free remote lots, leaving the closer spots for shop-and-go customers of the restaurants and shops.
Property managers had security guards issuing tickets to those who didn’t feed the meter. The tickets threatened to “boot” any car that accumulated seven unpaid tickets. Here is a typical boot.
Nor’wood Development Group’s property manager stressed that no car has ever been booted. And they have discontinued the meter program pending further review. An assistant city attorney said there is nothing in city ordinance granting any private group the authority to ticket and “boot” a car.
Here is a copy of the tickets that were issued.