Sorry if this a tired subject, but my search didn't turn up anything.
What's the worst that could happen to someone for not paying a City of Vancouver parking ticket? I know it says failure to pay could result in a court summons, but is that likely for a single unpaid ticket? Also, if it's on a bike, and your plates change everytime you insure/uninsure can they really apply it to you once your plates have changed? I know UBC parking couldn't because it was linked to your plate, not your name. But, I suspect the city is a little more resourcefull/strict. Should I just deal with it and lose $80 to save myself any grief??
Situation: I saved my bike from being towed from a spot on Homer (the end of a row of metered stalls), where I'm sure EVERYONE parks and never gets grief. The towtruck driver already had it on the trailor (he was cool enough to not let a normal towtruck take it and insisted on using the bike trailor) so I had to pay $41 to save it from the impound lot. After paying, he handed me a wad of papers that I assumed to be all receipts. I later threw them out! I *guess* there was an actual parking ticket in there! Now it's passed the time limit to pay $40, and it has to be $80 or nothing.
So, whatchoo think?