What It’s Like To Be An Atlanta Parking Enforcement Officer

first_img4:54 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Atlanta has had a sometimes contentious relationship with its parking enforcement agency, PARKAtlanta.When the private company took over enforcement in Atlanta six years ago, many drivers complained of aggressive ticketing. And at one point, an Atlanta City Council member called on the city to cancel the contract.While the city eventually restructured its deal with the agency to address the complaints, today you’ll still see the occasional bumper sticker that reads, “Nobody Likes PARKAtlanta.”This all got us wondering: what it’s like to be the people writing those tickets — the parking enforcement officers, or meter maids, as they’re sometimes called?To find out, WABE’s Stephannie Stokes joined a PARKAtlanta officer on one of her rounds downtown.Audio version of this story.4:5430-second version of this story.0:31 Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more