Once again the City of York proves it's run by amateurs who don't think anything through.

York Fair permit parking is their latest fiasco. To start, the times that the permit parking is in effect, per the city's handout, has been changed from "4 p.m. to midnight" to a 24-hour period. Was this announced anywhere? Was it in the newspapers so everyone is given notice?

The majority of city residents probably believe it still starts at 4 p.m. This doesn't affect me since I have a permit for my car, but I hate seeing people being taken advantage of so the city can make some revenue from tickets. This also means that I can't have visitors to my home for a 10-day period without fear that they'll be ticketed.

Why should there be no parking between midnight and 11 a.m. when the fair is closed?

Take a drive through the Avenues and you'll see sporadic paper signs mentioning permit parking, and the info provided on them is vague. There are no paper signs on my side of the street and only two on the opposite side.

You would think that they would have the decency to at least post signs along all the streets to inform people of the parking restrictions, but they can't even do that.

At the beginning and end of my block there are metal signs about parking during York Fair events that are up year round. Why aren't there any signs in the middle of the block? Most of the time when you get out of your car you can't even see these signs because the view is blocked by trees and poles. Why don't we have parking restrictions when the Street Rods are in town since we have these nice metal signs in place?


You see these letters in the newspaper from residents of York County who claim they'll never stop in the City of York anymore, and you really can't blame them.

David Wolf

York City