Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Vacant Cars Tagged
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman
The 300 block of 25th Ave N was reported as a potential problem spot by this blog a short time ago. Residents have been calling 311 and patrolling the area more frequently, and it appears that at least some of those efforts are paying off.
I drove by yesterday and saw that each of the four cars parked illegally on the lots had a notice that they needed to be removed by March 10th. There still seems to be no Global Investment Management happening on this vacant lot, despite the fact that the owners list no other address for their company. The problem of the cars parked on this lot appears on its way towards resolution, but...
why can't we make owners of vacant lots put down SOME OTHER ADDRESS when registering on record with the city? It's not like they receive MAIL or can be contacted IN ANY WAY if there is an issue with the property they own.
Also, as I was taking these pictures, a woman came out and removed one of the placards from a car. "Is that your vehicle, ma'am?" I asked. She said it was. "You know they can't be parked on this lot, right?" Yes, she knew that now and was going to move her car. "Say, do you OWN the lot here where these cars are parked?" She did not, nor did she do any global investment managing.
Let's keep an eye on this area, and make sure any ongoing problems are reported immediately.