Mayor Gives Himself a Fine for Parking Violation

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) A suburban Kansas City mayor has fined himself after parking in a handicapped space and getting called out by a former City Council member.

The Kansas City Star reports Shawnee, Kan., Mayor Jeff Meyers was late to a council meeting Tuesday so he parked in the closest spot to City Hall he could find.

It was a handicapped parking space, and former Councilman Kevin Straub took a photo of the parked vehicle and told the Shawnee police chief about it.

Police wrote Meyers a warning ticket Wednesday. On Thursday, Meyers donated $135 equivalent to the cost of a citation to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.

Meyers says he decided to park in the handicapped spot and accept whatever consequences occurred. He promised to not do it again.