I understand the need to keep our streets clean, and in an effort to do so penalties are to be paid for not moving your vehicle at the posted time, but in the spirit of not fleecing the citizens and business owners of their hard earned money, why are the meter maids ticketing vehicles after the streetsweeper has already gone by? I got off my motorcycle the other day and went inside a business to get change for the meter and when I came out not more than five minutes later to put change in the meter there was a metermaid ticketing me. I politely asked that he not ticket me and explained my situation the gentleman was rude and when I asked his name became visibly upset. I was just trying to be polite and make the situation less mechanical but I guess when people know they're wrong they behave rudely. I have contested this citation but in my experience it takes an act of congress to be relieved of penalty. We need someone to work this flawed process so that we the people of this beautiful city don't get taken to the cleaners for malicious citing.