Just when I was beginning to relax a bit from the myriad of other controversies, e.g., budget, etc., which have plagued the City Council the past several months, up popped a new one – and a very serious one as it turns out, one that has many Marcoites rather upset.
What can a homeowner do to avoid having all his/her friends ticketed for a once in a while party? What can a homeowner do who hosts a half-dozen or so friends for games, etc. on a regular basis to avoid tickets? What can we do with the cars of our out-of-town family and friends who visit for a brief period?
If a car is parked in your driveway and it is across the sidewalk, if you park in a swale between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., if you park on a vacant lot, or if you park in the street anytime (even just one set or tires), there is a large possibility that you (or your visitors) will get a ticket.
Due to a recent crackdown to enforce our ordinances by our codes enforcement office and the police department, many of us already have received either warnings or tickets for violating city ordinances regarding parking. Please do not blame the recent crackdown on our police or our codes enforcement officers. They are simply following orders of the City Council “to get tough” on violators of our already existing ordinances.
If you have a suggestion for a solution, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need all the ideas we can get.