They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see ’em
Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

It seems some people believe it is a God given right to park in the front yard, as close to the door as possible in spite of the fact that there is already an ordinance that addresses the issue.

Meanwhile in “Houston”:

Kind of makes you wonder if this is car “profiling” That is if you park your Lexus on the front lawn is that better than a beat up Caprice.

In the war of pedestrians and car, the walker “seldom wins”:

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...