I totally get the hassle of shoveling out your car, especially with the high levels of snow we have been getting this winter. That in itself is frustrating. However, what is more frustrating to me is to take the time to shovel out my spot, and yes save it with a chair for the FIRST 48 HOURS, but then to be respectful of the fact that there are MANY other people in JP who, like me, only have the option of street parking, and therefore no longer HOG a spot with a chair.
Many folks in the neighborhood seem to be overlooking the specifics of the ordinance which states it is legal to save parking spaces during declared snow emergencies up until 48 hours after the snow emergency has ended. If you are one of these people I encourage you to think about the rest of your neighbors for a bit, your neighbors who are following these protocols. As one of them, it is very frustrating to come home and drive in circles in search of a spot because some people feel that the rules do not apply to them and therefore continue to put a chair in "THEIR" spot.