The city is planning a new sticker program for parking which is sure to inspire a great deal of debate. Shown are the sticker requirement signs in the old Ward 2 neighborhood where parking is always at a premium.
I find this interesting. As an almost 10 year resident of Chelsea it strikes me as a bit odd that the city would institute this new policy when they don’t even bother to enforce the current No Parking zone violators. Where I live there are 2 such zones and people consider them personal parking spaces. Calls are made to Chelsea PD (so many in fact that all the residents of our complex have them on speed dial) to enforce the no parking zones yet nothing is ever done. Most of the time the PD doesn’t even issue tickets. They sit in their cars and blast their sirens until the owner comes out and moves the car. 5 minutes later another car is parked in the same spot. It’s a joke. Enforce the no parking zones with tickets and towing or they won’t deter anyone from illegally parking.
No one likes a parking ticket, but the fact of the matter is, its that Chelsea desperately needs money and this is one way to increase revenue. I don’t know what took them so long to implement it.
I’m in total agreement with chelseares. The Chelsea Police Dept doesn’t bother to enforce the existing parking regulations. They don’t even enforce moving violations. Whether it’s double-parking, parking in a bus stop, parking on the sidewalk, parking across a crosswalk, they simply don’t care. I like the idea of a sticker program but like all the existing parking laws it means nothing if it’s not enforced.