Move Your Car Or Be Towed!
Original post made by Resident, Crescent Park, on Jun 24, 2008
Does anyone know if the records at the police department are open to the public for this type of call? I think they are a matter of public record. I would love to know who caused this hassle. It has only been in that spot for two days. I know people park their cars on the street for longer than two days at a time around here and nobody thinks anything of it. I certainly don't.
Think of allthe cars that could be called into the police department as abandoned just because someone decides they feel like causing trouble.
The ordinance that the police use to tow your car in this situation gives you 72 hours to move the car. It you don't, you will pay a $60.00 citation and then lots more for the towing and impound fee.
Seems excessive to me.
I'll move it, but it's funny how the police can't seem to move the homeless from wherever they choose to live on the street, but a car that is owned and registered to a Palo Alto resident and is parked in front of the house where that Palo Alto resident lives needs to be towed if not moved within their timeframe. What if we were on vacation? Seems like an easy way to get more money from the residents for the police department. Maybe their saving up for their "public safety", i.e., "police station".