I read and reread the item, "Temporary Parking Quick Facts," in the newsletter. It did not answer my questions. I cannot believe that the person who wrote it had any comprehension of the problem and the classes of people who need to park on the street overnight.
Quick Facts did answer something, but I would hate to take that little piece of paper to court against the bullheaded and fine-happy administration when assessed a large fine for a violation.
Please go to your personal computer and get the facts without signing an eight-page agreement. Act like an ordinary citizen in doing this, and send me a printout. Have some people outside the administration read both items and see if they understand them.
I still have no idea who gets an account, each resident, each household, or one for each person who wants to park on the street wherever they reside. Can one license number get three freebies for one friend and three more for another? If passes are rationed by license number, how many guests is each resident allowed to have each month?
Shortly after I arrived in Oak Park in 2000, I called a number I had been given and asked, "Where is Village Hall?" The brilliant and understanding civil servant said, "Right here." She could not understand that I needed a street address.
My communication with village hall has been consistent since then, by phone, many redirects with no answer and no returns; by email, a wandering in the wilderness; and in person, he/she/it is not in today — or is in and we do not know where they are.
On eventual contact, the person in charge of the newsletter told me he did not have the authority to tell the agency which produced them to insist to USPS that all be placed in mailboxes, even in apartment houses. The postmaster had told me that since I was not the one paying for the mailing, she did not have to listen to me.
I want a copy of the law that I can live with.
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