Have you heard? Glendale has proposed a poor tax that will cost hundreds of dollars per family and potentially lives. It is the city's proposed ordinance to eventually limit each household to only two cars. The city also proposed that a guest permit be obtained each and every time a visitor stays overnight.
The proposed permit costs would be prohibitively expensive and an unnecessary burden to anyone on a tight budget. By the city's own calculations, a married couple living in a condo or an apartment with two high school-age kids who have a friend stay over once a month would be required to pay $399 a year for permits. Of course, as the city stresses, these fees are aimed only at recovery costs for the permit program. What a waste!
The city hopes that the fee program will drive people off the streets, believing that too many people leave their driveways and garage space vacant. The city fails to consider social gatherings, late-night plans and drunk drivers. According to the proposed ordinance, cars without permits would have to be removed by 2 a.m. Therefore, all party-goers, late-night study groups, insomniac friends, etc., would have to vacate the city by 2 a.m. Thus it is logical to assume that all residents who don't have the foresight to know when they will have guests over late would be required to keep several costly extra permits (which the city may not even allow) on hand.