Ticket After Ticket After Ticket Issued in the Four Hour Parking Zone on Clayton Rd. Near Oakland Ave. in Concord

October 29, 2013 10:00 am · 30 comments


Did you know? You can only park for four hours on the corner of Clayton Rd. & Oakland Ave. near the Downtown Concord BART station?

Every single day, people park there, and every single day, they get ticketed by the Concord Police Parking Services Interceptor.

There is at least one sign saying “Four Hour Parking During Daylight Hours”, but people still leave their vehicles there all day long.

Have you gotten a ticket on that corner? If so, did you see the sign?

Concord Mike October 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Horray for the meter maids ! Great work !

If we can collect enough money maybe we can hire more of them, and maybe hire a few more code enforcement officers to help clean up the neighborhoods and fine the absentee slumlords.

BagsFlyFree October 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Let them pay their fines.. They will learn one of these days. Keep that gravy train rolling in baby!

Angelica October 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

People who park there are probably taking BART to work, and the parking lot was full.

If I had a choice of not getting to work, or getting a ticket, I’d take the ticket. As long as it didn’t happen more than once.

Jim October 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Who cares…if they get a ticket they get a ticket…not like Concord won’t waste the money anyway…might as well have some money for Helix, Birsan, Leone and Hoffmeister, and the lot to throw away on say…lifetime healthcare or maybe let’s build another $60K fence…oh wait bring back the spirit poles….so lets write tons of tickets….maybe raise the sales tax…oh wait they did that too…next thing you know they’ll follow SF and want to add a “sugar” tax…not one of them is worth a sneeze

Anon October 29, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Agree with Angelica. The BART garage was alot more crowded than usual when I arrived at 6:30 this morning and I don’t think there is any full day parking available nearby. They took the lesser evil. Glad I get there early everyday or I’d be faced with the same situation.

Pegasus October 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Humans are a plague species, have we reached Critical Mass yet?

Don P - N. Concord October 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Meter maids aka revenue generators are sad sad people.

anon October 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Most of the cars parked there are being sold by Gypsies. This is one of the locations they use to showcase their cars for sale. Some will have signs, others are advertised on Craig’s list and the Gypsie’s tell the interested party who responds where they can go and look at it and meet to sell.

Pyrrhus October 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM

That is why, when I lived in the area, I always went to North Concord. Plenty of parking and way cleaner.

anon October 29, 2013 at 12:53 PM


Mr. Pink October 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM

How much is the parking ticket?

I always have to park “elsewhere” because the stupid garage fills up so quickly.

MG October 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM

good. the curbstoners with the florescent signs (the camper) have turned clayton, cowell and other roads into defacto used-car lots.

JAFO October 29, 2013 at 1:56 PM

@7 Unclear on the concept. It’s those who park too long in marked spaces who are the revenue generators. They’re the sad, sad, now hopefully wiser, people.

Sabrina October 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Garbage compactors

Rose October 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Garbage disposasl

Stacey October 29, 2013 at 2:46 PM

These are the people too lazy to park in the overflow lot. Too bad for them that they get tickets, but why is it anyone else’s problem? Oh wait..maybe because they are taking up RESIDENTIAL spots.

seen it October 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Yes it is RESIDENTIAL, but its not like that community has lots of stay home parents that cant park on their property. Its 4 hr so that the city can take advantage of those late comers to Bart and get what they can out of people like Angelica (much earlier post).

Teacher Wannabe October 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I always arrive between 6 & 630. Always plenty of parking. Never had an issue. If they are to lay to walk a little ways….they deserve the ticket.

anon October 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Wish we could do this in the Monument corridor. All streets around the apartments should be 4 hour parking all day long and no parking over night. The single family houses near them need to be issued permits for their area. All other cars should be towed each night just like they do in SF. This will allow the streets to be cleaned, will give the police an unobstructed view (no where to hide). This will also slowly turn the apartments back into single family dwellings since the apartments will need to provide parking within their lots and most only have one to two spaces per unit. This will make the rents reduce (less demand since there is no parking) and less dense area making it so much better for the people that live there. It will be tough at first but worth it. Also should note right not many of the units bring in more CASH rent per unit than similar ones in Walnut Creek. The slumlords collect the CASH, only report a portion of the money as income and pocket the rest tax free. They don’t care how bad their buildings are and what they are doing to the area – they live elsewhere …. and then thumb their nose at at the area saying it is so bad its not worth putting money into the building.

Tree Farm October 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM

@ Don P in North Concord-

Get a parking ticket because you can’t read/think meter maids are sad people and you’re too cool for the parking rules? Sounds like you are the sad one.

Tonic October 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM

FYI The 6 story parking lot at the Bank Of America Tech Center that is right next to the Bart Parking lot is open to the public, it’s $2 for all day.

white boy October 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Watch out for those guys who sell the cars with the bright color signs they buy and sell junk cars with dmv backfees

ale October 29, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I arrive at Bart at 9am…which means most days all the lots are full. Yet somehow I manage to find free legal parking every day. People are just too lazy to park a little further away and walk

Jack October 29, 2013 at 7:11 PM

If these people could read they would not have a ticket.

Tancredo October 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Completely agree with #19, Detroit even smells like crap, overtaxing sewer system. Third world atmosphere, but don’t you dare smoke in Todos Santos!

Neal October 29, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I agree with Angelica. People taking BART to work, no parking spaces left, and they park where they can so they can get to work.

They’ll deal with the ticket when it comes in the mail……if they decide to pay it.

furian October 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

If Obama would just give out cars like he gives out phones…

Dee October 29, 2013 at 8:49 PM

These “meter maids” have a job too. which they are trying to do, to move up from being a meter maid. This isn’t really news though? It’s just about choices. These people likely didn’t have parking so they chose a ticket over problems at work. The meter maid too, chose to do their job and gave them a ticket.


Realist October 30, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Yup keep writing those tickets, Concord needs to pay for the proposed $400k white picket fence around the park and shop!

Bill November 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM

The same commenters decrying the BART strikers as impeding the hard working public’s ability to efficiently get to work and get ahead in life slam the door in their face when it’s an issue that lightly impacts them!! Pretty amusing to watch all the nimbys wishing the worst on fellow citizens!! Do you also cheer when someone takes a cab home from the bar Friday night and gets a fat parking ticket first thing Saturday morning??

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