Vespas and parking tickets

We have received many tickets over the past years for failing to pay the meter when our vespas park on the street.  Each time I write the city and the fine is voided.  BTW, we are not taking up a space.  There is always ample space for a car to fit after we park.  I am so frustrated that the city has police officers issue tickets for something that is legal.  I write a letter, the city has to process the fine that it isn't getting paid and in essence the officer has wasted my time and their fellow colleagues.  Waste of time, waste of city money.

I have a form letter at this point but I find the whole thing frustrating.  Just had to rant.  Fred has had three tickets in the past two weeks.