1. September 24, 2011 at 6:40 pm | permalink

    Daniel, on June 21, 2010, the city council approved the creation of a residential parking permit district in the Old Forth Ward, which I’m guessing includes the area where the notes have been placed. [.pdf of the Old Fourth Ward residential parking permit district]

    Based on the hand-written, homemade character of the notes, it’s an attempt by OFW members to alert folks to the potential of ticketing. Wonder if any of those cars parked belong to 411 Lofts residents. The question about impact of those residents on parking in the neighborhoods was raised at the planning commission’s initial review of The Varsity Ann Arbor.

  2. By Karen
    September 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm | permalink

    When I lived on the Old West Side there were street signs indicating which days were residential-permit-required days (Tuesday & Thursday if I recall correctly). Certainly there would be signs regarding the parking status if restrictions are in force, otherwise I’d suspect disgruntled residents of trying to scare off non-residents.

  3. September 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm | permalink

    Here’s the traffic control order and map from the city web site: [link]

    the relevant phrase to pick out from all of the detail is “open weekends and holidays”.

  4. September 25, 2011 at 8:07 am | permalink

    Just to note: these cars were in the traffic control area, but were not in violation of the posted signs (which said that the area was 2 hour parking Tues/Thurs except for permit holders).