I recently received a ticket in Grosse Pointe Farms for an expired meter while at Salon 76. I am conscience of the overly zealous meter surveillance team in the Farms so I made the effort to "feed the meter" to avoid a violation. To my dismay despite all efforts I still received a parking ticket. So I decided to go to City Hall and find out what steps to take. I met with the Grosse Pointe Court Administrator who was very helpful, although she was only able to direct me to either make the payment or write a letter to the judge. Because I am a procrastinator, I chose to write the check, however, I have this one thought. Why when we live in a community that encourages us to shop local, do they put a meter that only allows 1 hour parking? I don't get it. You can't have it both ways. I think we need to re-think the parking meters on Kercheval, both in the Village and the Hill. Who agrees?