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C. Frimire
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by C. Frimire on August 28th, 2014

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the rule from the very beginning has been "no Thinkery parking" in that lot. it makes no difference what anyone thinks about that rule. it is the rule, and I am glad the towing has begun.


Jim Raup (if that is his real name) is absolutely correct in his succinct assessment of the situation. Rules are rules and must be obeyed regardless of the unforeseen injustice and harm they may perpetrate upon the community and its individual citizens.
Otherwise, what that separates us from wild animals such as the laughing hyena or the menacing coyoté? Should we all just forego the norms that are the foundation of civilized modern life? Should we all tear off the clothes that bind us down and keep our social order in place, opting instead to run through the streets unclothed, whooping and baying in the night, and drinking in the moonshine that surrounds us?
 
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mary Bowen
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by mary Bowen on August 28th, 2014

An actual accounting of each car towed would be interesting. Who called, on which cars and why. Sounds kind of random to me. Some of the "ill will" problem could be the way the signs are written. That has bothered me for some time. Couldn't the sign more politely say that this small lot is reserved for visitors to the park only and that covered, more convenient parking for Thinkery visitors is located around the corner? Or route the traffic toward the garage before ever coming close to the little park lot? I just hate walking by that NO THINKERY PARKING sign, it is so negative and grumpy.
 
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danx111
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by danx111 on August 28th, 2014

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An actual accounting of each car towed would be interesting. Who called, on which cars and why. Sounds kind of random to me. Some of the "ill will" problem could be the way the signs are written. That has bothered me for some time. Couldn't the sign more politely say that this small lot is reserved for visitors to the park only and that covered, more convenient parking for Thinkery visitors is located around the corner? Or route the traffic toward the garage before ever coming close to the little park lot? I just hate walking by that NO THINKERY PARKING sign, it is so negative and grumpy.


There are three signs directing folks to free Thinkery parking in the garage: two on Aldrich, one on Simond.
 
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danx111
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by danx111 on August 28th, 2014

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An actual accounting of each car towed would be interesting. Who called, on which cars and why. Sounds kind of random to me. Some of the "ill will" problem could be the way the signs are written. That has bothered me for some time. Couldn't the sign more politely say that this small lot is reserved for visitors to the park only and that covered, more convenient parking for Thinkery visitors is located around the corner? Or route the traffic toward the garage before ever coming close to the little park lot? I just hate walking by that NO THINKERY PARKING sign, it is so negative and grumpy.


There are three signs directing folks to free Thinkery parking in the garage: two on Aldrich, one on Simond.
 
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Mateo Barnstone
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by Mateo Barnstone on August 28th, 2014

w/r/t tone, the signs should be clear and unambiguous. In my opinion, they are. If people mis-use the parking lot for visiting the Thinkery, they have received adequate notice and have opted to take the risk - let the towing commence.

But of course, enforcement should only target those people using the parking lot inappropriately (i.e., going to the Thinkery).
 
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Mateo Barnstone
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by Mateo Barnstone on August 28th, 2014

 
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gophils026
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by gophils026 on August 28th, 2014

Personally, I am in favor of the rule, but if it cannot be enforced properly, that is a major issue. People who are properly using the parking lot while visiting the park absolutely should not be hit with a $200 fee when they have done nothing wrong. To me, that is a far worse injustice than having people getting away with using the parking lot improperly.

I am also confused as to what motivation the Thinkery would have to request the towing. Why would they care where people are parking, as the garage is also free and generates no revenue for them. But maybe I am missing something?

The towing company is clearly the biggest beneficiary of the towing from a financial standpoint. Trying to figure out who else has a vested interest here...
 
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Mateo Barnstone
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by Mateo Barnstone on August 28th, 2014

In all likelihood it's the POA that called the towing company. The Thinkery doesn't manage the Lake Park parking. I sincerely doubt anyone is towing as a means of raising revenue. This is a parking management issue.
 
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dreuxl
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by dreuxl on August 28th, 2014

My problem is the spotter and the illegal tows of people properly using the park. If anyone was towed I would take a look at

http://texastowingcompliance.com/

Tow companies illegally tow cars all the time. The site above provides tips to get your money back.

And watch video below incase you are at the park and they try to tow your vehicle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH1ZhkJRa-E
 
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Pat Johnson
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Cars towed at Lake Park
by Pat Johnson on August 29th, 2014

All of the towing by Reliant Towing from the parking lot across from Thinker y is done in violation of State Law. Judge Susan Steeg has already fround Reliant guilty for outdated tow signs and everyone that has been towed from that parking area are entitled to $1600 if you paid $193.30 to get your vehicle back.

Subscribe to Texas Towing Compliance so you can learn your right!
 
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