According to neighbors, they received $50 violation tickets from the city coding department for the illegally painted spots in front of their properties.
At first, many neighbors said that the small font on the tickets made it tough to read and make sense of. When they got through the comment section their confusion shifted to anger.
“I think this is intimidating, it’s bully like behavior by the city by the coding department to think that the response to that is to issue tickets to everyone,” said Linda Cruz, a landlord with property on the street.
Cruz said the city is pointing a finger at every homeowner with an illegally painted sign in front of their property.
“This is shameful. I’m not paying this $50,” she said.
Some of those who received a violation said they don’t even park out on the street.
“It’s ridiculous,” neighbor Antonio Tavares said. “He paints the street and we have to pay. Why?”
A spokeswoman for the city of Boston said she was still working to get to the bottom of the neighbors’ claims on Wednesday night. She encouraged neighbors who feel they were improperly ticketed to file appeals on the city’s website or by calling 311.