The immobilizing device was placed on her car due to a bunch of unpaid parking tickets. How many are we talking? Apparently Quan and her husband racked up over $1,000 worth of fines. She claims these fines came about during her bid for mayor and fell to the back of the "to pay" pile. Her husband is the one who usually pays the bills, and he thought they were taken care of.
This seems like it shouldn't be that big of a deal but Jean Quan is a stickler for parking fines. In fact, Quan pushed for more parking fines to help generate the council generate revenue in 2009. Oddly enough, the residents of North Oakland and Quan's Montclair district received courtesy notices as opposed to other areas that received actual parking violations.
[Source: The Mercury News]