For those wanting downtown Boise to grow up and be like a big city, your wishes may be coming true.
When GUARDIAN reader Ryan noticed a guy at 6th and Main last Friday walking back and forth, but not really doing anything it caught his attention.
After awhile three cars left parking spaces outside China Blue and the dude promptly dropped a set of orange cones into the street to prevent others from parking in the spaces. He then set up a sign and went into business doing “Valet Parking.”
“That is just wrong to allow someone to use City property for profit,” complained Ryan.
Not only is it wrong, it is against the law (Boise City Code 5-12-02.N). They call the practice a “temporary merchant” using public property for private gain without a license.
The GUARDIAN talked to City Parking Czar John Eichmann who told us there were other complaints and they are now on the lookout for the scam artist. Police will handle the arrest if he is still at it in the future.
We think it is risky business to offer up your car keys to a stranger on the street and asking him to go park your car just to impress the ladies. Park and lock makes a lot more sense.
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