Here’s a solution – This one is Rich


Here’s a solution – This one is Rich

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County (TN) governments are going to crack down on employees who park on local streets and then move their cars every two hours to get around parking limits. They are issuing a memo. Read all about it here.

Seems if you read deeply into the employee manual for the local government, it says you can’t take a break (as in every two hours to move your car) unless you have your supervisors approval. The problem might be finding your supervisor, unless its on the street, moving their car.

Wouldn’t a better solution be to do away with "two hour free" to a charge system. If the locals were concerned about charging for parking (shudder) they could simply give the second hour free and charge a quarter for the first hour. When the time ran out, issue a ticket. A couple of tickets and that would be the end of it.

Of course you would have to sell permits in the local garage that was less (or about the same as) the on street prices.  At a buck a day, that’s $20 a month. My guess is that in Murfreesboro you could get $30 a month in an off street lot and people would still pay, because its not worth $10 to constantly move your car and still risk being late (or caught by your supervisor who takes the bus) and getting a ticket.

When will the every learn.


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