Starting this month, the city of Coral Gables will issue warning notices to owners of pickup trucks who do not park their trucks inside their garages at night.
This has actually been the law since the 1960s, though enforcement has been mostly nonexistent over the years. Forget that, though:
After Aug. 8, Coral Gables will start issuing tickets to people who violate the parking ban. The first violation will cost $100. Afterward, code enforcement officers can issue tickets up to $500 for each subsequent offense.
Do I really have to explain why?
City spokeswoman Maria Rosa Higgins Fallon said, “Historically, Coral Gables has gone through great lengths to preserve its character through the enforcement of its zoning code, a reason why in a downward economy property values in Coral Gables have fared better than in other neighboring communities.”
Florida property values are in the toilet, but here it’s a designer toilet. Maybe even a bidet.