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New law will restrict car sales on El Camino

Original post made on Jul 25, 2007

Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, Palo Alto police will have the ability to restrict illegal car sales on El Camino Real.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 7:23 AM


Posted by c me around, a resident of Ventura
on Jul 25, 2007 at 10:29 am

???????????????? What about all the tickets that were already given out to the masses that the PAPD wrote for having their cars on El Camino that they had to pay the City for??????????? Are we all due for a REFUND for having them write the tickets??????

Posted by ej, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 25, 2007 at 10:45 am

Have there actually been any accidents caused by the cars for sale on El Camino? I think there are a lot of much more important things the lawmakers and police should be spending their time on. This well-known used car "for sale" area seems to me to provide a useful community service (which I've used myself in years past) without harming anyone. Is there at least any other area that the city can suggest to fill a similar function?

Posted by Curious??, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Surely if the law is that there should be no selling of cars, it doesn't mean that cars can't be left there. The looking could still be done but the deal could be signed at the coffee house (Peet's) in Town & Country. What a windfall for them!!

Posted by Benito, a resident of Southgate
on Jul 25, 2007 at 2:18 pm

As a citizen, I will be dutifully reporting any activity that appears to involve the sale or transfer ofo ownership of vehcles on El Camino. I hear the fines are substantial.

Posted by Is there an overseer in PA ??, a resident of Community Center
on Jul 26, 2007 at 6:10 am

What ???

Anything that adds value to the community .. kick it in the butt.
Anything that add no value at all ... Yoriko.. lets embrace.

Posted by Benito, a resident of Southgate
on Jul 26, 2007 at 9:28 am

is there an overseer, Maybe you're someone who sold cars on El Camino - maybe not. Guess what? It's a dangerous thoroughfare to be conducting business on. Also, anyone using that lot to sell cars on a regular basis (and there were a number of those persons) were using PUBLIC PROPERTY to make their sales, thus disadvantaging bona fide car dealerrs who pay RENT and TAXES.

I'm happy to see the freeloaders gone, after years of watching their junk cars sold in front of my home. It will be a pleasure to report violators tothe police. My neighbors and I have already begun a special watch. bye...

Posted by Libertas, a resident of another community
on Jul 29, 2007 at 7:25 pm

This is a free speech issue. "For sale" is protected speech.

Posted by Benito, a resident of Southgate
on Jul 29, 2007 at 9:54 pm

Really? Try taking a tour of the Tenderloin, and see how "love for sale" flys with the local vice squad.

Posted by Tracy, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 31, 2007 at 9:59 pm one named "Benito" owns a home in at a home is more like it

Posted by i saw the comment before it got censored, a resident of Greater Miranda
on Aug 9, 2007 at 7:33 pm

lets face it, you all hate mexicans.