Neighborhoods Not Paying for No Front-Yard Parking Notices

NEIGHBORHOODS NOT PAYING FOR NO FRONT-YARD PARKING NOTICES Civic clubs won’t have to shell out thousands of dollars for postage if they want to apply for a front-yard parking ban after all, the Chronicle‘s Bradley Olson reported last week: “After the neighborhoods balked, the planning department purchased equipment that will allow it — instead of neighborhoods — to send bulk mailings. The department estimates it will pay $15,000 to $20,000 in mailing costs in the first year and $125,000 over five years for the bulk mailing equipment. ‘I’m really excited that the administration listened to the voices of the homeowners and the civic associations,’ said Councilman James Rodriguez, who pushed for city to revise its stance. As of [last] Thursday afternoon, the planning department had received four applications, all from neighborhoods in the Spring Branch area.” [Houston Chronicle, previously in Swamplot]

8 Comment

  • Spring Branch? I’m sure there’s an insensitive comment somewhere to be made that’ll get this board going…

  • kjb is stirring today.

  • HAHA!

    I’m happy no one took the bait.

    I’m more upset my tax dollars are being wasted on another point city program.

  • While yard parking is certainly problematic for several subdivisions in Houston, the city has no business using public funds for this badly written piece of ordinance. $125k here, $125k there. Sooner or later it all adds up. But, what the hell, it’s not like it’s their money.

  • CK, I agree with you. If the city isn’t going to take full responsibility of the ordinance, they should take none.

  • I agree. While I hate yard-parking, I think the $ could be better spent.

  • You’re missing the point, if the city cannot afford to fund the responsibilities it has now, they have no business passing new regulations needing additional money (they don’t have) to throw at to legally reinforce. The expecting the property owners associations to fund thing is just another example of how clueless the current administration is. I’m all for getting rid of people parking in their yards, but not when there isn’t funding for the already existing fiascos.

  • Mine was one of the HOA to apply for this crapola.

    I am protesting it.

    You should see the slum apartments, car dealers, mobile food shacks, check cashing, no credit pre paid cellular joints up and down Long Point at the enterance to our subdivision.

    Pathetic, useless government,,,obamaland!!