The blue car with the TX
plates has been allowed to stay parked in one
spot, unmoved and abandoned, for 28 days in a
row now ,without being tagged for removal.
I received from the Police
Chief on May 24, 2012. In it he states:
found the truck and determined the
registered owner to be from another
city. Unable to contact the owner,
he acted within our protocol of placing an
Abandoned Vehicle warning tag on
the vehicle. This gives the owner a
fair opportunity to contact us or move the
vehicle before it is ticketed or towed."
I also received an e-mail from
the Police Chief on May 25, 2012 whining about
having to do his job. Here is his
husband and wife are a little distressed
about why the selective enforcement
against them. Commander Kingston
will speak with them and convey our
assurances that this is all quite routine
I know how frustrated you must
be with not being able to get rid of the out
of state illegally parked/unmoved vehicles.
I understand how frustrated
you are with how many vehicles are now being
left around town, unmoved.
But in the past 3 years, there
are many more renters from out of state moving
They do not know our City
Residential Parking Code.
But as a public servant, it is
your job to inform them of our residential
parking laws, that they do not know.
I understand that this Code
Enforcement job was an easy one in past
I can see your frustration
at having to do more work, for the same pay
in recent years. It is unfair.
However, you are a paid
employee for our City.
I am sorry, but it is your job
to inform these new residents of our parking
Codes over and over again, if necessary.
Here is the URL addy where
there are 7 more pics from the past week of
the blue car still being allowed to break our
parking laws by our Code Enforcement public
servants. Now a neighbor car is back and
parked behind the blue car. If you allow
one to stay, then others think they can park
I understand this is very hard
work to enforce our City Residential Parking
Codes, but that is the job you are paid to
I am sure this blue car and
the darker car parked behind it, will be moved
according to our "placing a warning tag".
In my neighborhood, I have not
seen one warning tag put on vehicles, since I
started letting Code Enforcement know about
Instead I get e-mails over and
over again for over one year from the Police
Chief, trying to convince everybody of
is not parked in violation of an
stated from his latest
e-mail to me on July 23, 2013.
obviously is very contrary to
his May 24, 2012 e-mail telling me "City
Protocol". And it is obvious the
Police Chief knows the laws and knows
what he is saying and doing. And
because your name was mentioned
in the May 25, 2012 e-mail to me
from the Police Chief, you know the
Council has received very deceptive
information regarding our City
Residential Parking Code Laws from the
Code Enforcement Department, run by
the Police Chief, for over 1 year
now. They rely on you folks for
their information to run the City,
I understand that it is very
hard to put those warning tags on illegally
unmoved/abandoned vehicles, but I am confident
that you can do the job.
I will continue to report this
situation, as per my legal advice and my civic
duty, to maintain our neighborhood for the
next generation, so they do not have a parking
lot on their street, bringing down their
I have never, ever seen a
vehicle allowed to be
parked/stored/unmoved/abandoned around any
part of our City for 1 month.
What are you thinking?
Or better yet, are you even thinking at all?
P.S. In case you forget, FYI:
& Ethics Pamphlet 2013
Ethics Rules of Interest (page 7)
prohibits acts of advantage or
favoritism and, in that regard,
prohibits special considerations, use
of employee time for personal or
private reasons, and use of City
vehicles or equipment, except in same
manner as available to any other
person (or in manner that will
substantially benefit City)."
17.20 OFF-STREET PARKING AND
17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking
residential lots, no more than two motor
vehicles may be parked on any area of
the lot other than within a fully
enclosed structure or on the paved
driveway which is intended for parking
or access to the garage or carport. A
motor vehicle which is parked or stored
on an improved surface adjacent to a
paved driveway, or in a rear yard, a
side yard, or a side yard adjacent to
the street shall be counted towards the
limit of two such vehicles. No more than
one such motor vehicle may be an
inoperable vehicle as defined in section
8.16.040.D.1 of this Code."
"Sec. 17.20.100. - Parking spaces not to
be used for storage or advertising.
Required parking spaces shall
be available for the parking of operable
passenger automobiles of residents,
customers, patrons, and employees
only, and shall not be used for the
storage of vehicles or materials or
for the parking of trucks used in
conducting the business or use, or
for the purpose of advertising.(Code
1977, § 17.20.100; Ord. No.
715-1981, § 15)".