i thought now would be a great time to argue the issue of out of state license plates taking up all of the residential street spots. I have a plan! Apparently (someone correct me if i didn't read this properly) MA excise taxes are due from everyone who parks their car in MA for more than 50% of the year. (This would apply to all of the students and such who claim that their car is their parents' and thus don't register or insure it in MA.)
OBVIOUSLY nobody but MA residents are paying this tax. .. and their out of state cars take up half of the parking spots in my neighborhood these days.
Wouldn't it make sense to issue a sticker for your car that identifies the fact that you paid this required tax and can park on residential Boston streets overnight?
Dont get me wrong... people that live in the South End or North End or Allston NEED resident only stickers specific to their neighborhood... but why not restrict other residential areas of Boston to" Boston resident only "? Not all of these areas... just those that are deemed highly residential (whatever that might be).
Just a thought.