Ten Bucks For A Quarter
Ten bucks because you forgot a quarter.
Question #1: Why do we pay to park our car on the side of the road? Not everybody has to do this; only those for whom the city decides parking is a premium. Own the city, pass a law, make money. Simple as that.
Question #2: Suppose we all rose up and said, “Mayor Leighton, Tear Down These Meters!” Would he do it? Or would the loss in revenue have him tell us to take a walk?
Question #3: I know when some meters around town get their once- or twice-over. But the meters near the colleges seem to attract the Meter Cops like ants at a picnic.
Question #4: Around this college, we have to plow the streets (five of them) ourselves, or there’ll still be snow in late-March. That being the case, and our $52m budget which goes, in large measure, locally, you’d think we’d get a pass from the Ticket People.
Ten bucks to a quarter. 40-1 are lousy odds.