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Letters to the Editor

Parking car on grass not worth a ticket

The city of Sterling needs to get its priorities in order.

My fiancé and I have a neighbor who has at least three city ordinance violations at any given time. The police department doesn't respond to calls from citizens about children throwing glass in the street. Crime and drug use are on the rise.

Yet, the city feels the need to send an ordinance violation about a car that was temporarily parked on a side yard by a driveway in grass.

Maybe before wasting resources, the city of Sterling should go back by the residence the next day and see whether the vehicle is still there. Situations arise where sometimes a temporary parking spot is needed for a vehicle, and when there is glass in the street, the street is not a viable parking spot.

Outstanding citizens get punished, while the neighborhood scum doesn't even get a slap on the wrist.

I can think of much better ways for the city to spend its time than policing everything we do on our own property. Sad.

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