A Supermarket in Pennsylvania has begun charging neighbors for overnight parking and giving the money to charity. Here’s the deal, as best I can parse it from this article.
The supermarket had about 60% of its space taken each day by folks who lived in the nearby neighborhood. This meant that their patrons had difficulty finding space when they came to shop. The store manager had an Idea. The said that he welcomed neighbors, but they had to pay to park. He charges a buck a day and issues them a permit. If they don’t have a permit and park overnight, they can be ticketed and/or towed.
He gives the money to charity.
WOW — what a great idea. People have to pay to park in the lot. Novel idea. And by charging, people thought twice about storing their cars there and his customer problem went away.
Of course the folks in the neighborhood are irate,. Imagine, having to pay to leave your car on someone’s private property. They are going to the city council and complaining, probably asking the government to require that the landowner provide free parking to his neighbors who are not his customers. Sure, makes perfect sense to me.
No good dead goes unpunished.