|Two of the usual offendors|
I told you the parking deck is always full. but there should always be several empty spots. That's because the County has set up about five "30 Minute Parking" spots inside the deck, and in close proximity to the courthouse. These are there for members of the public who have short errands like paying a tax bill, getting a dog license or picking up a license to carry.
Unfortunately, some County workers treat these as their own reserved parking places. They drive in at the beginning of the day, and just park their cars there until it's time to go home. Because they are too lazy or important to walk a little, they will often penalize elderly and disabled citizens.
Most County workers won't do this. In fact, it is a County worker who told me what is happening. It disgusts her. It's also a slippery slope. A County worker who knowingly deprives the public of a parking spot is in my opinion far more likely to cheat the County in other ways.
Yesterday, I positioned myself in the parking lot at the end of the day and saw that each of theses 30 minute spots was taken by a County employee.
I photographed two of them as they got into their cars. Although I should post both of their pictures here for the world to see, I have no desire to get them in trouble. I just want them to do the right thing.
I also photographed two of the cars, and know that one of them belongs to a high-ranking County employee who is paid well enough to know better.
I will be back. Next time, I will publicly shame all employees who hog spots intended for the public they are supposed to serve. It needs to stop.