Did New Orleans parking enforcement officers seem particularly zealous this Carnival season? Consider this: In 2015, the city issued 22,475 parking citations on parade days. This year, the number of tickets jumped by almost 15,000.
It wasn't all bad news — booting was down in 2016 (553 last year, 301 this year), as was towing (799 last year, 541 this year). Still, that made little difference if you went off to a parade and came back to find one of the city's familiar orange envelopes under your windshield wiper. Laissez les bon tickets rouler.