Is the city towing for street cleaning without proper notice?
A reader sent in this timely question:
I’ve seen a bunch of residents have their cars towed without a single sign on the block the night before for street cleaning. I’ve also seen cars towed with signs on the block many a time; however, there have been several instances when the closest sign was about 100 feet away (e.g. 3100 block of Floyd right now, even number side of the block). Can someone explain how this is “fair”?
If there is not a sign within a visible distance, how can one know to move their car before getting towed? Residents haven’t been properly informed many times about the street cleaning, which seems incredibly irresponsible on part of the city and seems like the towing companies and the city make an easy and practically illegal dollar.
What are we supposed to do about this? Is there a way we can get the city to be more diligent in spacing the street cleaning signs so that all residents on the block can see them?