I am writing about the 20 to 40 vehicles that were towed Feb. 14 from the parking lots near the Fairfield transportation center. The average cost is $280 per vehicle.
This is stealing from people. It’s an outrage. Is the city doing anything to help alleviate the parking situation so this does not happen again? Are the owners of these shops, the tow company and the city all profiting from these planned tows? It would make sense to encourage people to take public transportation instead of punishing the people by towing their vehicles. The additional agitation, money and time it takes from the people to get their cars from the tow company is a burden and discourages people from considering it.
The earliest I can drop my daughters off at day care is 7 a.m. and by 7:10 a.m. there are no parking spots left in the parking structure. I have no choice but to park in the surrounding areas and, yes, I am well aware of all the signs posted in every shopping center that vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.
Tell me then, where shall a person park? As a new resident, I still have not made the acquaintance of too many and I don’t know what I would have done if my vehicle would have been towed. I would have no one to come get me so I could pick my vehicle up and I wouldn’t have picked my daughters up at day care by closing time at 6 p.m. I must go to work in order to pay my mortgage, day care and schooling for my daughters, and food.
So, yes, I will continue to take my chances with the parking as I must get to work every day. It’s a Catch-22 and the city, the shopping center land owners and the tow company are profiting nicely.