We live in a state that has to deal with winter. Some year we have little or no snow and the city COULD bank any funds it has for snow removal for year that we have lots like this year. Do they? Anybody wanna hazard a guess?
Any one other simple question…what is the logic behind paying city employees to run around the city confiscating lawn chairs and other sundry items used to save parking places? Wouldn’t the money be better spent REMOVING THE DAMN SNOW?
“The reason is twofold: Reserving a parking space on a public right of way is illegal, and the city wants to make room to dig out more snow, according to Mayor Tom McMahon and Public Works Director Charles M. Jones.” (Reading Eagle 17 Feb 2010 ‘Reading to confiscate items used to save parking spaces’)
Was snow removed? ANYWHERE? Maybe in the government district (CBD) but not in the residential areas.
I understand that people get upset when they work for hours to clear their car so they can go to work only to have no place to park when they get home. So instead of the city helping their citizens they embrace a policy of trash collection?
When you have large snow storms you need to remove the snow, I know it costs money so you have to plan and planning is something the City consistently fails to do.
So anyway the city declares a state of emergency (ostensible meant to remove vehicles from major arteries for snow removal)…guess what…no snow removal.
Now another storm is coming and the large piles around the city have not been shifted and so if we get another 12 inches where will that go?
And another thing…7 or 8 plows for the 5th largest city in the state? Maybe it’s less now that one burst into flames. Seems like there should be more.
All this from a city whose employees thinks it’s OK to store documents in a recycling bin. Why am I not surprised???