...Part 1 says that we're allowed, when appealing a parking ticket, to cross-examine the enforcement agent who wrote it (if we give enough notice of our request). Not only must the BAA let us know, before the hearing, that we have this right, but the bureau must "initiate procedures" that will accommodate it.
I don't know about you, but if I were a PPA ticket writer prone to writing iffy tickets, I'd be scared straight if I thought a ticket recipient would question me under oath.
Part 2 requires the BAA hearing examiner to dismiss a parking ticket if the violation doesn't identify the precise location of the vehicle. It won't be acceptable, in other words, for a ticket writer to vaguely note, say, "the 600 block of N. 22nd St.," since that block contains both open and restricted parking spaces.
So the benefit of the doubt won't automatically go to the ticket writer if he or she has been obtuse about where the violation occurred.
Part 3 requires ticket writers to sign the tickets they generate, to "affirm the truth of the facts." If they aren't signed, the violations won't be sustained.
Part 4 is my favorite. If a BAA hearing examiner upholds a ticket, he or she must detail, in writing and by the end of the hearing, the reasons for it.
So a hearing examiner won't be able to dismiss an appellant's reasonable questions with a snippy response to "take it up with the Court of Common Pleas." ...