A $30 parking ticket written to Ald. Bridget Maniaci for parking in a lot behind the Madison Municipal Building (see Madison.gov, 10/20/2011) has been dismissed.
Alders are allowed to park in the lot for up to two hours during weekdays when conducting official city business. A city employee saw Maniaci's car in the lot at lunchtime on Sept. 1 and saw it again the next morning without having been moved. Maniaci fought the ticket.
Assistant District Attorney Diane Schlipper says she dismissed it because "based on the signage and the time that the ticket was written, I didn't think it was going to be a case that I could prove."