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D.C. Boots Half Of Parking Enforcement Staff

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In an emailed statement, Department of Public Works spokesperson Linda Grant says the department was required to reduce their overall workforce by 25 positions to meet their budget mark for fiscal year 2012.

Of those 25, 11 were so-called "boot staff" -- the people in parking enforcement charged with the responsibility of putting a boot on your car if your parking tickets go unpaid. In a published report, DPW chief Bill Howland admits that because the 11 dismissed workers came from a staff of 22, the chances of getting booted in the district are somewhat reduced.

On the other hand, the number of parking officers was not reduced, so the chance of receiving a ticket remains unchanged.

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