Sanity in Alabama – The Last two lines say it all…


Sanity in Alabama – The Last two lines say it all…

I got this note from a correspondent in Alabama:

We have a  business owner here in  our downtown
business district that wanted two 10 minute loading zones in front of his
restaurant.  The primary use of these two loading zones was for customers
who wanted their orders to go.  Of course the city obliged his request to
remove the parking meters and install (2) 10 minute loading zone signs.
Some of the management abused this privilege and used the spaces for their own
parking space. 

After several weeks the same owner requested to lease the public parking space
from the city that was used for a 10 min loading zone for his personal
use.  The city again obliged his request for $500.00 per year.  Now
some of our businesses in the downtown area are wanting the same thing.  I
advised that this would be a big mistake to remove the parking meters to do

I told them that if the Public Service Officers would just do their jobs and
enforce, enforce, and enforce they wouldn’t have this kind of problem.
The public just want a space to park and shop, shop, and shop.  They will
not come downtown if the cities have a sloppy parking enforcement.

Frank Chaney,

Florence  AL

What a perfect parking world it would be if everyone followed Frank’s advice. The last two lines say it all.


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