PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
The gavel rapped sharply.
“This meeting will come to order. First on the agenda: parking signs on Desolation Row. We all know parking fine income has dropped to nil. We need to get creative.”
“Mayor, the municipal conference in Vegas I just went to had a parking sign vendor there. I was impressed by how confusing they were. I’m sure a couple dozen on The Row would soon have us getting a lucrative cut of ticket, towing, and arrest fees for those who choose to do it the hard way.”
“All in favor, say aye.”
I couldn’t help but write to the details on the sign that I was able to read when I zoomed in:
Ø Parking Monday Wednesday Friday Midnight – 3 AM
2 Hour Metered Parking 9AM – 7PM except Sunday
I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of power-crazed municipality board is behind it. Even sadder, this is EXACTLY how local governments squeeze people. (Gotta pay for those municipal conferences in Vegas, ya know.)
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