Dear PoPville – Emergency No Parking for 6 Months!?

Dear PoPville,

I’m trying to figure out what to do about this annoying Emergency No Parking situation going on in my neighborhood. A couple days ago, neighbors posted Emergency No Parking signs in front of their house, taking up the space about 5 or 6 cars would fit in. Then, a construction debris container was dropped in front of their house. That’s all fine, especially since there’s no back alley access to our back yards. However, they included reserved space for their construction company’s vans, that don’t show up until 10 a.m. or later. They put up traffic cones to reserve the spaces, even though they’re limited to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The worst part is, the permit is through June 30, 2012, so we have to deal with this for six more months.

The parking restrictions they’ve placed on the block are really excessive, considering it’s hard to find parking there anyway (it’s right behind Penn Ave. SE). I don’t believe you can reserve spaces for anything other than the “roll off debris container” that the parking permit designates the parking restrictions for, but they’re reserving another 3 car-lengths in front of the container. They’ve taken up like 20 percent of the parking spots on that side of the street. I’ve attached pictures to show what I’m talking about.

Any suggestions on who to call on this?

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