What's wrong with the way this vehicle is parked? The white Chevrolet Equinox (license 876 8782) was parked for more than 20 minutes this morning in front of the Jewel-Osco store.
For starters, it's on the wrong side of the driveway, with the driver's door next to the curb.Then, of, course, it is parked in a crosswalk. And there is always that pesky Fire Lane no-parking sign mounted on the wall of the building.
Illegal? Not all, thanks to the City's inaction on completing a Vehicular Control Contract with the three property owners on that corner. The City tells me that it does not agree with me that there is a problem with traffic violations. Two of the three property owners want such a Contract, but apparently the City will not attempt to complete an agreement with the third property owner.
In a conversation with a store manager this morning, I was told that a woman was hit about a month ago by a driver who ran a stop sign in front of Jewel. The woman's screams could be heard several hundred feet away and inside stores.
When I checked with a manager of another store, I was told that the woman had slipped and fallen on ice and had cracked her head hard on the ice.
Traffic violations are prevalent on the "Jewel-Osco" property (which is actually three parcels of real estates with three different owners/managers), but they are not actually violations because there is no Vehicular Control Contract. Such a Contract would allow police officers to cite drivers upon their own observation and without a complaint from a store manager.
If you think the police should be authorized to write tickets on the "Jewel" property, please inform the City officials.