OAKLAND -- Motorists whose cars were ticketed by an Oakland meter enforcer who crossed a union picket line Monday won't have to pay any fines.

The city announced Tuesday that it was forgiving tickets issued by Oakland parking enforcers Monday because its pre-strike news releases said there would be no parking enforcement during the strike.

At least one meter enforcer opted to work Monday during a one-day strike staged by more than 3,000 city workers whose union contracts expired at the end of June.

The city can't prevent workers from crossing picket lines and doing their jobs.

Ticket recipients will receive a dismissal letter from the city. If the letter doesn't arrive within 15 days, ticket recipients should call 800-500-6484.