Bostonians, it is alleged, talk a lot about paaking the caah in the yaad. But
don’t even think about it in Oklahoma City:
In an effort to reduce blight in neighborhoods and keep home property values from declining the City is increasing the fine for yard parkers from $10 to $100.
“Yard parking is a persistent problem in a number of Oklahoma City neighborhoods,” Code Enforcement Manager Charles Locke said. “The practice is an eyesore and can quickly become a neighborhood epidemic. If we can stop yard parking, we can dramatically enhance the way our community looks.”
More than 8,400 yard parking complaints were logged by the City’s Action Center in 2009. Most violations occur in aging neighborhoods with one-car garages.
I live in such a neighborhood, though we haven’t had a lot of this sort of thing recently, perhaps because we’re an Urban Conservation District and we all have the Action Center on speed dial.