Permit Parking only! The signs are posted everywhere. The curbs are all painted red. The parking spaces are striped AND stenciled.
So, what is it that makes people suddenly parking-stupid when they pull into one of Hacienda CDC's NE Cully neighborhood apartment complexes?
How can people be so parking-stupid that: despite the fact that 155 cars were towed out of here in 2006 alone, despite the fact that the residents and employees occupying these complexes warn every visitor about the towing danger, people simply cannot get parking right at the Villa de Clara Vista and the other Hacienda properties.
These people simply won't learn! Some of them have to get their cars jacked before they wake up to the fact that parking is serious business here!
At least, that's the way the tow companies explain it.
Hacienda CDC staff have no explanation. They say the tow companies ought to be careful.
155 vehicles towed in 2006. Let's say the average cost of those tows, including the value of the cars lost because the owners couldn't come up with the ransom, was $ 250.
$ 250 times 155 is $ 38,750, and does not include the cost of lost wages, lost jobs, missed classes, etc. due to the loss of your vehicle.
This patrol towing operation transferred nearly $ 40,000 from 155 pockets and concentrated them into the pockets of a few.
When will these people learn to park their cars right?
What lengths are Hacienda and Hacienda's towing contractors willing to go to to help these people figure out how to park their cars without being towed?
Find out soon, stay tuned.