When it comes to daughters of local politicos in conflict with the law, Meridian’s Tammy de Weerd doesn’t have a corner on the market.
Boise City Councilor Elaine Clegg’s young daughter parked her car in a yellow NO PARKING zone last month at Ann Morrison Park only to find the vehicle had been towed when she returned. The GUARDIAN was told the tow bill was a mere $140 including tow and related fees.
Apparently when it comes to enforcing parking rules, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Even Parks employees have had their cars towed.
The GUARDIAN, through the Idaho Public Records Law, obtained a series of e-mails between the City Councilor and the Park Department. Clegg cited the usual excuse of a “faded yellow stripe on the curb” in her angry letter to the folks at Parks.
In one message Clegg said, “I am especially upset that knowing it might be high school kids you are towing, that parks personnel authorized stranding my 16 year old in the park at dusk by herself. In fact I’m furious about that.”
The Parks staffer assigned to the case was very conciliatory in responses, paraphrasing the famous Bill Clinton line, “I feel your pain.” You can read the exchange here: Download file
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