Ordinance enforcement

Our chief of police seems to be keeping a pretty low profile.

Officers that I have spoken with say that he is a no-nonsense type that is well respected by the rank and file.

That being said, I would hope that we can see some stricter enforcement of some  local ordinances.

Maybe they could help reduce these activities:

  • Using a cell phone while driving
  • Jay walking
  • Blocking sidewalks

We deserve better



6 Responses to Ordinance enforcement

  1. homeowner777 says:

    MOST of the time my cell phone has NO bars of service/ connectivity.
    As I drive around I see pockets of NO Service available all over town.
    I suppose you know that the smart phones/ iphones, etc, use a LOT more bandwidth than the regular little flip phone/ cell phones.
    BUT, there are no new cell towners, no new / expanded cell phone coverage.
    Walmart and Target cell thousands of smart phones a year.
    So the service and coverage must go down.
    Same thing happens in an emergency area where too many people use their cell phones, all at the same time. = No Service.
    HOW can they keep selling cell phones with No Service Available?
    Use to be the cell phone service dipped or went to ZERO when kids got out of school at 3:30pm, when many kids got on the phones ,but now its most the time.
    I do get cell phone coverage and connectivety after 10-11pm when most people are OFF the phone.
    The stores, and the cell phone companies, should not be allowed to SELL something they do not have.
    The are selling a product and service that does not work most of the time.
    And next year, millions more cell phones will be sold.
    WHY are they allowed to sell something they just DO NOT HAVE?


  2. Reality Checker has put his finger on the problem. The reality is that cops are too busy with their radar guns to actually get out in traffic. When was the last time you saw a cop car in traffic, that actually was moving with the traffic (as opposed to speeding & ignoring the traffic)? We actually do not have enough cops to enforce the laws that are on the books, so you will not see these “minor” offenses addressed until we have a proper sized police force. And, guess what? You’ll not see a proper sized police force in this town as long as the City Fathers are busy tearing down what already existed and functioned, and pissing away our tax dollars on trolleys to no where and double buses that only serve one narrow corridor.


  3. Jerry Kurtyka says:

    We need all the revenue we can get to pay for all this shit.


  4. Helen Marshall says:

    Not to mention speeding. Try driving at the posted speed on Mesa and you will be nearly run over. I must not understand what the signs mean – maybe that is the minimum speed?


    • Common Sense says:

      The law also states, left lane for passing only NOT for vigilante driver enforcement. By driving slow, you are greater risk than a fast driver. You create traffic jams by driving dangerously safe.


  5. Reality Checker says:

    Enforcement of the cellphone ordinance and jaywalking ordinances is non-existent.

    Because of the increase in smartphones and texting, the cellphone problem has actually gotten worse since the ordinance was passed. The city and court added to the problem early on by giving offenders the option to place a sticker on their car rather than pay the fine.

    We see a lot of newspaper articles that are sympathetic to cyclists, but the police also do not ticket bicyclists for not following the laws.

    It was recently announced that consultants will be paid to study how the number of accidents involving pedestrians can be reduced on Mesa. They mentioned the possibility of building bridges or underpasses, which will do absolutely no good when so many people are too lazy to walk 10 yards to a stop light or crosswalk. The worst part is that many of the jaywalkers are also dragging small children into the path of oncoming traffic. Those people should also be ticketed for child endangerment. There are a lot of places on Mesa where jaywalking traps could easily be set up, just as the police set up speed traps.

    You mention the blocking of sidewalks. There are numerous places on the west side where developers and owners of commercial property have been allowed to build walls or install landscaping and other things that obstruct a motorist’s line of sight, while trying to exit private properties. Motorists are forced to blindly ease onto the sidewalk or into the street while praying that they will not be hit. This is not just a matter of building code enforcement, but also some developers being allowed to do as they please.

    We don’t need new laws. We need to enforce the ones we have.


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