So, I attended the Festival of Lights on Friday. Gay Street was adorned with "Temporary No Parking - Tow Away Zone" signs and, sure enough, the street was closed at around 5:00 pm. Dozens of cars remained parked haphazardly along the street. I waited with giddy anticipation, but NO TOW TRUCKS CAME. The little kiddie train ran up and down the street, carefully avoiding collision with the legacy violators along its route
Was this ruse a cruel joke on me? Or is the City trying to engender a false sense of security by permitting scofflaws to remain on the street when they should have rightfully been towed? Curious, isn't it? Perhaps the City is merely setting up for the big haul on December 7, the day of the Christmas parade, by lulling the public into a careless stupor with empty threats. If so, this tactic is perhaps the most devious to date. Or was it merely an oversight?
Time will tell.