Last time I visited downtown Denver, I parked at the very first meter on the block. I pulled up so that the guy behind me would have an easier time pulling out as the guy behind him was very close. I received a $25 ticket for not parking my front bumper flush with the meter. So much for being polite.
Last week, I parked and according to the signage on the meter fed it up until 10:00 p.m. I returned at 10:15 to find a $25 parking ticket on the ground next to the door of my car.
This is why I refuse to open a business in downtown Denver. Any ill will my customers feel towards the parking situation will be directed at me on a subconscious level. I don't want to have any part of it. The department of public works must want to run people out of Denver or else they would not act that greedy.