Abandoned car decorated and spray painted with note for Santa Claus



Neighbors first noticed an abandoned car on Eastern Parkway at Barnett Drive over the summer. In the fall, someone left a sticker on the car that said “Street Art Complements from the Mayor’s Office”. Over time, the car has been given a facelift. There is more spray paint and a new sign for Santa Claus. It reads “The mayor wants this car for Christmas. XOXO all residents of Royal.” “It’s a very active neighborhood. People are very worried so it’s a way for people to really protest,” said neighbor Jim Wayne. “It’s a danger. It’s like right next to the intersection and people turning on the street have to avoid it to enter the street, so I’m afraid someone will run into them and get hurt.” , said neighbor Daniel Blatt. Neighbors say they wrote to city officials to try to get this car removed. But leaders say that at the moment the pound is still too full. “Cars are coming out of here. They are just coming at the same rate so we’re not getting much progress in terms of reducing the number of cars on the lot which we need to do to get more cars off the streets,” said Bill Hollander. Hollander represents Metro Council District 9. He says there are several reasons for the overflow. abandoned and brought here, she must be detained for a while. You must notify the owner, “said Hollander. He also says some cars are being held as evidence in cases. However, the city is working on solutions. An order will be heard in committee on Wednesday to grant an amnesty period for people to get their cars at no cost. cars out of the lot, that’s a few more cars that we can get off the streets, “Hollander said. Hollander says the administration is working on bigger projects which he hopes will fit in. cretize next year.

Neighbors first noticed an abandoned car on Eastern Parkway at Barnett Drive over the summer.

In the fall, someone left a sticker on the car that said “Street Art Complements from the Mayor’s Office”. Over time, the car has been given a facelift. There is more spray paint and a new sign for Santa Claus. It reads “The mayor wants this car for Christmas. XOXO all residents on Royal.”

“It’s a very active neighborhood. People are very worried so it’s a way for people to really protest,” said neighbor Jim Wayne.

“It’s a danger. It’s like right next to the intersection and people turning on the street have to avoid it to enter the street, so I’m afraid someone will run into them and get hurt.” , said neighbor Daniel Blatt.

Neighbors say they wrote to city officials to try to get this car removed. But leaders say that at the moment the pound is still too full.

“Cars are coming out of here. They are just coming at the same rate, so we’re not getting much progress in terms of reducing the number of cars on the lot, which we have to do to get more cars out of the park. Said Bill Hollander.

Hollander represents Metro Council District 9. He says there are several reasons for the overflow.

“There is a state law that states that when a car is abandoned and brought here it must be detained for a period of time. You must notify the owner,” Hollander said.

He also says that some cars are being held up as evidence in business. However, the city is working on solutions. An order will be heard in committee on Wednesday to grant an amnesty period to people to get their cars free of charge.

“I don’t think anyone thinks this is the real solution to the overflow, but it might help a bit. If it gets a few cars out of the parking lot, we can get a few more cars off the street. Hollander.

The city says it is also bidding more from the tow lot and that a number of scrap dealers are getting rid of the car parts. Hollander says the administration is working on bigger projects which he hopes will come to fruition next year.


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