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Parking in your own driveway could be illegal
abclocal. ^ | June 15, 2009

Posted on 06/16/2009 12:38:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Busted for parking in your own driveway. Toledo residents along Holland-Sylvania near Nebraska received parking tickets in their own front yards. The mayor defended the move, then refused to answer our questions. It is illegal in Toledo to park on gravel or anything unpaved, even if it's in front of your own home. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner says if you break a law, you get a ticket.Charles Robertson breaks the law every single day-- according to the city. Robertson told us, "I just can't reach into my magic box of tricks and get 5 or 6 grand to pave my driveway."

Thursday he got caught. Charles found a $25 ticket on the windshield of his truck parked in his own driveway. The law says it's illegal to park on unpaved ground and Robertson's driveway is gravel.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: citizenslave; donutwatch; parking; toledo
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1 posted on 06/16/2009 12:38:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Robertson told us, "I just can't reach into my magic box of tricks and get 5 or 6 grand to pave my driveway."

Well, if Mr. Robertson was a municipality, he could tax somebody.

Maybe Toledo should lay off a few ticket writers and a mayorial aide or two before trying more of this 'creative' revenue generation.

2 posted on 06/16/2009 12:44:23 PM PDT by woofer ('Senator Obama ain't run nothin' but his mouth' - Steyn)
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To: JoeProBono

Many roads are paved with gravel in Wyoming.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 12:45:07 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: JoeProBono
The city of San Francisco does this at times, too.

Of course, they also tell me what kind of grocery bags I can have, threaten to fine people is they throw coffee grounds and vegetables in the garbage, and think they know when I should be allowed to wash my car.

4 posted on 06/16/2009 12:48:13 PM PDT by NMR Guy
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To: JoeProBono

Just another revenue program.


5 posted on 06/16/2009 12:48:17 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: JoeProBono

What’s the purpose of the ordinance? I would think the city council could change or repeal it.


6 posted on 06/16/2009 12:52:05 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: JoeProBono

Another example of who is the actual owner of your property. If you think it’s you, you’re delusional.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 12:53:09 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: JoeProBono
Mayor Carty Finkbeiner says if you break a law, you get a ticket.

If you tick off the voters, you get a new mayor.

8 posted on 06/16/2009 12:53:57 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: woofer

9 posted on 06/16/2009 12:54:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
An interesting adjunct to this story is, as I understand it, that the mayor in question is currently undergoing recall.

How many mode people must now wonder aloud just what they saw in this guy - as a politician or otherwise!

CA....

10 posted on 06/16/2009 12:54:46 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've at last found that silly grin!)
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To: JoeProBono

Yep, and they are breaking the law by coming on private property.


11 posted on 06/16/2009 12:58:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: JoeProBono

I have the only graveled driveway in my little rural community. Everyone else settles for the dirt.


12 posted on 06/16/2009 1:00:00 PM PDT by pallis
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To: JoeProBono

what a stoopid law. Of course some states are already unpaving roads in favor of gravel


13 posted on 06/16/2009 1:01:30 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: wordsofearnest
What’s the purpose of the ordinance? I would think the city council could change or repeal it.

And if they can't, the town should change or repeal the city council, starting with their fine mayor.

14 posted on 06/16/2009 1:06:26 PM PDT by girlscout (Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m sure this is what the founders had in mind...the creation of new and inventive methods of confiscating tax dollars while trampling on people’s rights. Congrats to political criminals everywhere!


15 posted on 06/16/2009 1:10:09 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: bgill
If you tick off the voters, you get a new mayor.

Toledo is in decay mode, yet Carty Finkbeiner is involved in Toledo controversy after controversy - no voter outrage that I can see. He's given Toledo more than its share of bad publicity.

Marcy Kaptur voted for the stimulus plan. That's going to re-energize a dead city (but then again maybe there is power to raise the dead in that stimulus program - government media will without doubt spin it that way). Meanwhile Toledo has massive layoffs (including police), residents are fearful for their personal safety, and jobs in the Glass City are pretty much nonexistent.

16 posted on 06/16/2009 1:10:48 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Chances Are
I used to live in Toledo.
When current Mayor Carty Finkbeiner was running for city council, he was going door to door trying to get our vote. I invited him in and introduced him to my daughter who was soon to be of voting age. I then told my daughter that if she ever voted for him, I would disown her. Of course I would never do that, but she understood my meaning..

Then I told him to get the heck out.
Of course he got elected and then ran for mayor.
When he was elected mayor.. I left town.

17 posted on 06/16/2009 1:11:23 PM PDT by FAB (Just an IT bump in the road.)
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To: JoeProBono
Let me guess...he's a DemocRAT.
18 posted on 06/16/2009 1:20:53 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: JoeProBono
In collectivist California you can get a "non use" permit but it does you absolutely no good. I've parked on the street with an old truck that I seldom use and got a 60$ ticket.

If that is not bad enough I got a ticket for brake lights out with no warning. I wanted to fight it but they demand 250$ down to take it to court. I already know once they got your money the futility of trying to get that back.

19 posted on 06/16/2009 1:37:08 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: JoeProBono

My suggestion is to drive around all of the city properties and see if you can find a government vehicle parking similarly. Take a few pictures GPS the coordinates, and then fight the tickets in court ——all of the ticketees....I think it’s called ‘constructive endorsement’. Many HOAs will issue defaults to homeowners in one part of a subdivision and let the same thing go elsewhere - selective enforcement, illegal.


20 posted on 06/16/2009 1:40:02 PM PDT by Gaffer
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I already know once they got your money the futility of trying to get that back.

The only way to fight such things here in Houston's kangaroo courts is with a lawyer. THAT will at least get your side heard.

Joe Citizen ? Guilty ! Next !

21 posted on 06/16/2009 1:56:58 PM PDT by jimt
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To: jimt

Time for a little jury nullification action....everyone request a jury trial, refuse to find anyone guilty


22 posted on 06/16/2009 2:02:07 PM PDT by freedompursuit (Meet the new President of Government Motors - Barack Camaro)
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To: woofer
Robertson told us, "I just can't reach into my magic box of tricks and get 5 or 6 grand to pave my driveway."

Four small paving slabs, set into ground at appropiate separation, and learn to park precisely. Do I have to solve every problem here?

23 posted on 06/16/2009 4:34:11 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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