Let's just say the CoV has demonstrated curious priorities re: the things it does and does not crack down upon. And police resources tend to be non-existent for serious things but abundant for trivial things:
August 10, 1965
City Hall Tough on Park Parking
Asks for Enforcement
If people won't walk 200 yards to see a ball game, aldermen aren't much interested in increasing parking space around the softball diamond in Beacon Hill Park.
Furthermore, they have ordered police to enforce parking prohibitions so that the ever-encroaching wave of automobiles will not damage the trees and grass in one of the city's beauty spots.
A spokesman for the Victoria Senior Men's Open Softball League pointed out that big crowds attended the games at the park, many of them senior citizens.
It was not fair to make them walk as far as they now had to see the play.
...parks superintendent Clifford Bate had another story. A survey was made, he said, and it showed that no spectator had to park more than 200 yards away from the ball diamond.
"The whole trouble these days is that no one wants to walk more than a few feet," said Ald. Cecil Parrott.
CUT DOWN PARKING
"The whole idea over the years has been to cut down parking in Beacon Hill Park, not increase it," said Ald. Geoffrey Edgelow.
Mr. Bate added that boulevard and trees were being damaged on Heywood Avenue now by parking, and police were not enforcing restrictions.