Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The time is now to decide which parking laws are enforced ...
... and which ones are not.
Former Mayor Doug England decreed a non-enforcement regime as pertains to parking laws "downtown", and meanwhile, if last year's experience is any indication, the boundaries of non-enforcement will remain largely unknown, and anyone living on the opposite side of the invisible line will be ticketed for infractions, as with the street sweeper warning above.
According to the News and Tribune's Daniel Suddeath, the city is in the process of reviewing the situation. That's good, as far as it goes, and the main point remains this: There needs to be clarity. Where are the parking laws enforced? Where are they not? Why is there a difference? Is it a good thing for there to be differences?
And, when there's time: How much good does street sweeping actually do?