I’ve seen my fair share of ways all levels of government have tried to get into the pocket of truck drivers. While this one is not a new gimmick, I just couldn’t get over how obtuse at least part of one city government’s leadership appears to be.
Let me set the stage.
Suisun City, Calif., doesn’t have a parking ordinance prohibiting trucks from parking at home. The city has the typical sampling of weight restrictions on some roads, no parking for more than two hours in posted zones, basically the usual stuff.
But, according to the Daily Republic, there have been a few truck drivers who have taken to parking overnight behind the post office on an abandoned lot.
Behind the post office. On city-owned, undeveloped land. That’s not posted. Overnight.
Now, like a lot of cities, Suisun City is looking for ways to raise money to make ends meet. Hard times, yo.
Here’s where it a takes a turn to dull-witted.