Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Overnight Parking III

At the Public Safety & Transportation committee meeting, Fire Chief LaCroix got an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed change to the Parking Ban ordinance.

The ban makes the world safer. Easier to get trucks near houses. He'd like a parking ban year 'round.

He did make a good point. When there's snow, cleared snow at the curb adds distance between the trucks and a house. Parked cars make it worse.

But, you don't need an overnight snow ban to address the problem!

Make it illegal to park when there's a snow situation and make it easy to figure out when it's a snow situation.

The issue isn't whether or not the purported benefits of the current ban are meaningful and worthwhile. Let's assume they are. The issue is whether the ban is a necessary and cost-effective mechanism to get those benefits.

More on Overnight Parking
Idiotic Parking Ordinance

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