A suburban Kansas City mayor has fined himself after parking in a handicapped space and getting called out by a former City Council member.
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.