Park in Nevada County DA’s Parking Lot on the Weekend When His Office is Closed and Your Car Will Be Towed

By Don Pelton

After spending about ten minutes this morning searching for a parking space within easy walking distance of the Grower’s Market in Nevada City, we finally lucked out and found a metered space on North Pine near Broad Street, about a block from the market. As we walked down Commercial Street past Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company we noticed this sign posted at both entrances to the mostly empty parking lot next to the DA’s office:

No Parking in Empty Lot on Saturdays

Sign at entrance to DA’s empty lot on Saturday

Whatever brilliant logic is behind this arrangement is apparently not unique. We have encountered essentially the same situation at the parking lot across the street from the Del Oro and at the BofA parking lot in downtown Grass Valley on Sundays.

The curious thing about the sign above is that it seems to imply that anyone parking in that lot who is attending the grower’s market will somehow be an obstacle to the potential customer traffic for Three Forks. Apparently no one has considered the possibility that anyone who parks in that lot for any reason is a potential customer of  Three Forks. The business inside Three Forks this morning about 10:30 AM was fair (about a half dozen customers) but it could arguably have been better if the parking lot were full and busy with traffic (potential customers) coming in and out.

I don’t know what to say about the DA. What’s his stake in this lot on Saturday, since his office hours are M-F 8AM – 5PM?

Comments

2 Responses to “Park in Nevada County DA’s Parking Lot on the Weekend When His Office is Closed and Your Car Will Be Towed”
  1. RL Crabb says:

    I guess the law never takes a day off in Nevada City!

  2. depelton says:

    You’re so right RL. Kinda like Sergeant Louie in one of those Richard Scarry books we used to read to our kids when they were little. Sergeant Louie stayed up all night protecting us while we slept.

    Richard Scarry Book

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