A reader writes in:
"Why are so many parking meters broken around Uptown? We watched one poor guy rush to his car as a meter maid slapped a ticket on his car by the Starbucks at Broadway and Lawrence last week. He demonstrated that the meter, like many others in Uptown, is broken. The ticket wasn't torn up. He was only given instructions on how to contact a city department to object due to a broken meter. How about getting these things fixed?"