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If they live in Mpls, it's simply not their fault. Society has no business expecting car owners in that city to be responsible & pay attention to such things. Social justice dictates that president Obama reach out from D.C. & issue some sort of pardon. It's only fair that the cost be born by those in Minneapolis who didn't have their car towed. Those who were responsible need to pay their fair share.
Is there no common sense and responsibility of car owners anymore? Or am I missing something.
It sounds like a lot but it's probably a pretty small percentage of all the cars parked on the street in Minneapolis.
Two thoughts on this. One get your car off the road to avoid paying. Kinda of silly to get a ticket and a two for the city to clean leaves from the curb. Which leads me to my second point which is clean the leaves from your curb rather than leaving (no pun intended) it the city. Since you're raking leaves from your yard a few extra minutes to clean them from the curb shouldn't be that tough. Not sure what the city spends on cleaning leaves but it seems it would save a bunch of money. Yea, its a nice perk to have the city do everything but it all adds up.
The impound lot folks and Sandra colvin Roy are a bunch of thieves. The sell your car WITHOUT legal notification plus keep the proceeds even though the law says you have the right to some of the proceeds than lie when they are called on the carpet.This kind of BS has to stop and get government out of the impound business.
24 hours is not enough notice. Many city residents don't use their cars every day, and when it's dark outside by the time one gets home from work, it's really hard to see the signs. I got home at 6 PM on a Tuesday, walked home from the bus stop, and didn't see any signs in the dark. It was only by dumb luck that I happened to get in my car later that night for some groceries. If I had put off my shopping, I'd never have seen the signs and I'd have been towed for sure.
They need to make sure the signs are up well enough in advance such that people who don't use their cars all the time can see the signs.
It's very obvious that "street sweeping" and the parking restrictions related to it are another form of tax collection rather than a municipal service.
haha. guess with no snow emergency to tow the normal quota of cars the city decided to tow cars for sweeping leaves. with the mild winters becoming more common, maybe towing for leaves or sweeping sand or dirt will be the new ticket tool?
hittodead: Yes, because water quality issues of our surface waters means nothing these days...
Street sweeping is needed to prevent the street drains from clogging. It must be done...so cars must move. Frankly it is annoying to live on a street when people do not move their cars. To claim this is simply a money maker shows a complete ignorance of truth.
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