[Mintwood-place] RE: Mintwood
dean.baker at att.net
dean.baker at att.net
Wed Sep 24 14:53:29 EDT 2003
sorry to be picky, but the economist in me can't sit still. It is not a
question of being able to "afford parking enforcement." As I was pointing out
in my prior notes, violations are so frequent in our neighborhood, that
enforcement is profitable for the city.
If the city had more enforcement people out at the hours we are complaining
about, then it would have more money (even after paying the parking
enforcement officers). So, this means that we are losing money -- in effect
paying higher taxes -- because the city has chosen NOT to enforce parking
violations in our neighborhood during the evening hours.
I am not a big anti-tax person -- I support paying taxes for better schools,
safer streets, etc., but i really don't like the idea of paying higher taxes
so that the parking restrictions in my neighborhood are not enforced.
> however, at the risk of being seen as a chronic complainer, how about the
> evening of the 23rd. any tickets given out then???
> and a follow-up question/complaint, why are tickets only given out in the early
> morning (when only residents are around) and so few if any in the evenings when
> parking and the lack of parking enforemcent is really a problem?
> does ANYONE have any thoughts on that? or more constructively, does anyone have
> any thoughts on how we might change that? how about moving the seemingly limited
> amount of hours that we as a community can afford parking enforcement up about
> three hours? so instead of from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, we have enforcement from
> 10:00 am until 10:00 pm? same number of hours, covering more of the time when
> enforemcent is needed and more revenue for the city . . . (am i sounding
> hopelessly efficient?) otherwise, how do we send a message that says, "Welcome
> to our neighborhood, please don't park illegally" instead of "Welcome to our
> neighborhood, feel free to park wherever you want--we don't care!" does anyone
> have any constructive thoughts on what we need to do to make this happen?
> jim? you've said that you want to work with us on enforemcent. what are the
> enforcement good. selective enforcement bad.
> On Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at 08:20AM, Jim Graham <jim at grahamwone.com>
> >I typically answer emails before 9 AM on weekdays. If you email me after
> >that, it is likely that you will hear from me the next weekday. If there
> >is a need to communicate prior to that, you may wish to call me.
> >Jim Graham, Councilmember, Ward One, 1350 Pa. Ave., NW, #406,
> >Washington, DC 20004. 202-724-8181; 202-724-8109 (fax).
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Lieutenant Gottert [mailto:lt_gottert at hotmail.com]
> >Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:06 AM
> >To: Karyn.Good at dc.gov; LMCCOY at mpdc.org; jim at grahamwone.com
> >Subject: Mintwood
> >FYI, twelve NOIs were issued early morning on the 24th.
> >Lt Mike Gottert
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