The CD has long been a favorite dumping ground for abandoned, junk and sometimes stolen vehicles. If you’ve lived in the neighborhood even briefly, you’ve probably encountered a few. City ordinance states that no vehicle may be parked on a public street or public property for more than 72 consecutive hours. And cars that have not moved in longer periods of time, especially this time of year, are easy to spot. Namely, they are covered and surrounded by leaves.
If you happen to have one of these eyesores near you, the city encourages reporting them. They’ve even set up a convenient web form to do so. You can also call and report abandoned vehicles at (206) 684-8763.
Although it may take several days, the city *will* ticket and tow reported vehicles, but only if they are reported. So if you have one in your neighborhood, don’t be shy about reporting it. You can even do it anonymously.