Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hey Vinyl : DIB Can't Give You A Pass On City Code

Sec. 11-4-2. - Business using streets and sidewalks; permit required.
No person shall use any portion of the streets or sidewalks of the city for the location or operation of any private business unless such person obtains a permit or franchise for the use of such streets or sidewalks from the council.
(Code 1968, § 146-27; Ord. No. 22-87, § 31, 5-28-87)
Sec. 11-4-66. - Obstructions on public rights-of-way—Prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to plan, place, maintain or have any tree, shrub or other obstruction upon or extending from private property into any street, sidewalk, grass plot area, property, right-of-way or easement, either dedicated or occurring by operation of law, belonging to the city, that interferes with the normal and safe passage of vehicles or pedestrians traveling within their designated portions of the public right-of-way.
(Code 1968, §§ 146-13, 146-31; Ord. No. 22-87, §§ 31, 35, 5-28-87)


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sure am glad your focused on someone else and not me for a change....Asshat Wayward

CJ Lewis said...

The agreement between the City/CRA and the DIB provides, "Any changes undertaken to curb-side parking, loading zones, parking reconfiguration, taxi stands, handicapped parking placement, or other physical modifications of Parking Facilities within the Parking Management District shall be in compliance with all applicable governmental regulations, including City regulations and the Federal Accessibility Board Guidelines relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)compliance." The DIB Board works for the City Council. Who knows? Perhaps the City Council might agree to such a deal with Vinyl and other businesses, perhaps on the condition that the money is paid to the city's General Fund and not to the DIB slush/party fund.

Anonymous said...

Except for Bruce Partington. The city has given him almost a year to cut his tree branch which is blocking the city sidewalk and has caused injuries to joggers. Code enforcement keeps giving him the Special Snowflake pass while they fine everyone else after 30 days of non-compliance with city laws.

Anonymous said...

These guys don't care about your pesky ordinances. They dare you to take them to court, smugly convinced that most people will say it isn't worth the expense to stick it to them.

Anonymous said...

Explain how that "interferes with the normal and safe passage of vehicles or pedestrians traveling within their designated portions of the public right-of-way."

Anonymous said...

Apparently you have not texted and walked at the same time.

That's a tripping hazard if you dont realize it is a raised platform covering the extension cord/

Anonymous said...

It's a nasty site this morning. Trash everywhere, dumpster overflowing onto the city sidewalk, and all their entry chains in buckets plus electrical connection junk still left on the sidewalk as a trip hazard. So much for the Special Tourist District. At least in New Orleans, they pressure wash the sidewalks. I recall reading in the special agreement that Vinyl and other businesses had with the City which allowed them to use the sidewalks for their businesses, rope off areas for dining and smoking areas etc., that they were required to pressure wash monthly. It hasn't been done in years from the looks of things.