Can you believe that in this day and age, there are communities with laws on the books that try to keep out certain undesirable elements off their streets and out of their neighborhoods? Sure sounds like prejudice and bigotry.
The city of Coral Gables, Fla., just south of Miami, can fine repeat offenders up to $500 under certain circumstances for parking a pickup truck out in the city, or even in a private driveway. According to a recent report from the Miami New Times, "supporters say the rule keeps the city looking classy and keeps property values up."
Recently, the city's zoning board had the opportunity to repeal an outdated law originally enacted in the '60s that prevents any pickups from being parked on city streets that aren't directly connected to some kind of construction project, but even those trucks are allowed outside from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What may be even worse than the judgment of the city officials is the fact that the photo in the New Times story that was used to exemplify a classy pickup truck was the old-and-dead 2002 Lincoln Blackwood. This story stinks on all fronts.