Is weekly street cleaning just a shallow disguise for generating parking ticket revenue?
The reasons I ask:
- The streets aren’t really being cleaned.
- Street-cleaning vehicles ignore the middle 80 percent of every street, apparently believing that somehow, in a drought-ridden climate, all dirt will flow to the gutters.
- The areas near the gutters seem to receive only a cursory washing.
- The parking ticket fee, which appears to be $73*, seems disproportionate to the damage of leaving your street gutter uncleansed.
- There is no sanction for leaving garbage cans or other detritus in the way of the street-cleaning vehicles.
Counterpoints and more thorough examinations …
- Street sweeping: Essential service or revenue scam?
- Add street-sweeping tickets to dense neighborhoods’ parking problems
*Note: I have not received a ticket for parking during street cleaning in many years.