A traffic ticket for 25 euros upset Henrik Jörgens from Krailling that he made representations to the Planegger police inspection.
Its manager Thomas Sorgalla sees responsibility with the municipal administration and says: "We are the wrong contact person."
- Last Sunday, Jörgens and his family attended the oratorio service with Telemann's St. Luke Passion in the Planegger Waldkirche.
"A fantastic concert," as he says.
Because there was nothing free either in the parking lot of the neighboring Munich-Planegg Urological Clinic or in the surrounding streets, he parked at the recycling island in Kreuzwinkelstraße opposite the Waldkirche - along with three other vehicles.
After the service, a ticket for 25 euros was stuck behind the windscreen wiper on every car.
There is a restricted ban on stopping in the area intended for the users of the containers.
The throw-in times in Planegg are limited to Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
No glass or paper may be thrown in on Sundays.
"In my opinion, the police, as a friend and helper, once again overshot the mark," says Jörgens.
And further: “Honestly, were the Planegger police bored on Sunday morning?” Jörgens advocates leaving “the churchgoers who are parked in this parking area alone on Sundays”.
Inspection manager Sorgalla says: “The road traffic regulations apply around the clock without time restrictions.” The police are the executive, “the road traffic authority is responsible, i.e. the municipality”.
Additional sign could solve problem
In addition, it is up to every official to use his discretion in the case of minor administrative offences.
In this case, the patrol decided to write the cars down.
Sorgalla recommends contacting the municipal administration: "The solution often lies in a small additional sign that is inexpensive and quick to put up." He emphasizes: "Personally, I have nothing against the area being released for parking on Sundays."
Mayor Hermann Nafziger was also open to Merkur's request.
"So far, the idea of allowing parking while going to church has not been brought to our attention." He wants to follow up with the regulatory office himself.
This in turn should prompt the police to comment.
Sorgalla: "We would look at the situation.
The question is how the whole thing is designed.”