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IHistoric Preservation & Heritage Tourism
P.O. Box 210
St Augustine, FL 32085
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Dear Mr. Harriss:
Mr. Brandt has done it again. He has demonstrated that he is not fit to be director of
anything. We've held back for almost two weeks but we must complain.
We have eight part-time employees and often have two shifts a day. Each month we had
been receiving two permits in the mail for the month. For whatever reason Mr Brandt ordered a
ticketing sweep of our parking lot in late April. It just so happens that one of our employee's cars
was correctly parked in our rented space but was not one of the cars with one of the two permits
we receive. He got a ticket. Interestingly none of the other cars in the lot had their approved tags
in place either but only the car of our employee received a parking ticket and fine. Strange...
unless of course we had been targeted
We paid the ticket but the absurdity lingers. If Mr. Brandt was having complaints or
problems in the parking lot, he could have warned us that a sweep was coming because after all it
is the unauthorized "space stealers" who he should be targeting and not the paying tenants. Such
foresight or courtesy is probably too much to expect from Mr Brandt.
We never have unauthorized cars parking in our spaces. We can take care of our own
spaces and have never had a problem. Giving us enough permit tags would also be a smart thing
to do. But such courteous, thoughtful actions seem to be beyond Mr. Brandt's capabilities
After this ticketing incident, we complained to Mr, Brandt's staff and received eight
parking permits. But half the permits are for space number 1 and half are for space number 2.
How on earth can we control the employee schedule so the tags #1 and #2 match the parking
spaces 1 and 2? The permits should be for either space "#1 or #2 ." 1 have tag #2. What happens
if only space number 1 is open when I arrive and space 2 is occupied by another one of our
employees'? Will I get a ticket for being in space I when my tag is #2? Sometimes both
employees working have tag #2. Will the one parked in space 1 get a ticket? We are still
vulnerable to another of Mr. Brandt's "Gotchas!" Someone smarter and more cooperative than
Mr. Brandt should come up with a solution. What's he going to dream up next in the interest of
San Agustin Imports/Expo1rt Inc,/
Consuelo Lippi Chuck Lippi
MAY 14 1999
CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE