Westport’s selectmen have plenty to do. In addition to setting budgets, ensuring public safety and deciding where dogs can poop, our top 3 elected officials act as the town’s Traffic Authority.
This doesn’t need an emergency meeting — the sign’s been around since the Herb Baldwin days, probably — but at some point our selectmen might reconsider 15-minute parking on Church Lane.
I’m sure Cafe Manolo is not pleased that diners worry about tickets even before the menus arrive.
Across the street at the YMCA it takes 15 minutes just to climb the stairs to the locker room, change, then make your way back down to the pool.
The parking restriction might have worked when Manolo was a bank vault, and the Y was a firehouse.
But the streets of Westport are no longer filled with Packards, flivvers and horses.