To Roanoke city administrators:
This is the perfect example of why the city must spend millions on curb and sidewalks.
The driver said he was doing it to get it more out of the street. That’s the excuse everyone uses for parking over the curb and on sidewalks.
Furthermore it further enhances the image to kids on up that it’s okay to park over the curb. From city employees to police themselves they simply don’t understand the damage they are doing. They don’t know, nor will we immediately know, how much they have weakened or cracked the curb once they have driven over it.
Why is this not instilled on every driver the city employs? I like to call it job security, they break and eventually will be back to fix it with the citizens’ tax dollars. Been reporting and sending these kinds of pictures to city administration for 15 years now and not a darn thing has changed.
The city is asking for over a million more for infrastructure, yet will not take the simple, prudent steps to keep city employees from damaging city and persona property.
E. Duane Howard