Parking cops keep ‘outlaws’ under control

Kudos to extremely high-efficiency parking control

I want to thank those responsible for parking enforcement policy in Victoria for keeping our sidewalks clear from overcrowding by shoppers.

When recently driving down Johnson Street, I counted three parking officers within two blocks. You just don’t find that kind of service these days.

Several store owners I spoke to cited hyper-vigilant parking enforcement as their biggest impediment to profitability, scaring away customers. Shame on them.

Potential parking crimes are deserving of the high level of resources allocated to combat them.

Take my own example. In a two-hour parking zone I was over the limit by almost five minutes when quick action ticketed my wrongdoing.

Mine was the only car parked on the entire length of the block at the time, however if someone had needed to park, say, a line of circus wagons, I would have hindered their lawful efforts.

I carry my shame with head hung low.

The terrible menace of parking outlaws and economic vibrancy is being successfully kept in check in our fair (fare) city.

Ron Stefik

Victoria