New parking enforcement

Don Davis is the new city parking enforcement officer.

Donald Davis of Clarkston is the city’s new part-time parking enforcement officer.
Davis was offered and accepted the position of part-time parking enforcement officer on June 25. He is patrolling the entire city, 20 random hours per week, $15 per hour, and has so far issued 50 tickets, said City Manager Jonathan Smith.
“He’s interested in being good ambassador for the city,” Smith added. “We want people to come to Clarkston. We also want them to follow the law.”
Davis started by working with drivers to introduce them to the parking kiosk in the Main and Washington street parking lot, and how to use it.
“Back in the day when we had a police force, they were terrible, punitive – I don’t think we want to run Clarkston that way,” Davis said at the June 25 City Council meeting. “That’s what I’m trying not to do.”
He is a 10-percent disabled veteran and past commander of the American Legion Post 63 of Clarkston.
Four candidates were interviewed for the position, Smith said.
– Phil Custodio

5 Responses to "New parking enforcement"

  1. rmg   July 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I don’t understand how issuing parking tickets is being a good ambassador and why would people want to come Clarkston to get a parking ticket. Can somebody explain this? All you have to do is drive out of Clarkston where parking is free.

  2. Sandra smith   July 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

    So the city has money to pay some “rent-a-cop parking enforcer” 900 bucks a month but they can’t afford the adding of new parking spaces or lots? Yep sounds like they found someone to chase ppl outta Clarkston.

  3. Chrystal   July 16, 2018 at 11:34 am

    I’ve been ticketed twice this year in spots that are not clearly marked and the signs were hidden by large trucks. I live in Clarkston and will not patronize the businesses downtown any longer. Good ambassador? I don’t think so. A sign for every parking spot, clearly marked and visible to drivers. I hope the out of town guests you’re counting on to visit Clarkston enjoy our town.

  4. Karen Schumacher   October 15, 2018 at 3:15 am

    I came to Clarkston for my nieces baby shower. I pulled in the parking lot and this Don Davis was in the parking lot. I asked him how I buy my parking pass so he went over to the station with me told me to enter my plate #, slide my credit card and he says your all set grab your receipt. Well I had my hands full with my purse and my gifts so I just threw the receipt in my purse. I come out a 1/2 hour later and I have a ticket. When I pulled my receipt out of my purse I realized I had the wrong receipt. It was not my license plate #. I couldn’t help but wonder if this was intentional. He was standing with me at my car so he knew my car. He also knew that I used my credit card to pay??? I’ll be happy if I never have to park there again.

  5. Diane   November 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Sorry, Clarkston stores and restaurants….the parking situation will keep me from ever visiting again 🙁


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