One reason to move to North Dakota

By law, there aren't any parking meters. And there won't be any in the near future thanks to "North Dakota legislators say no to parking meters."

The Bismarck Tribune reported:

Verboten in North Dakota. (Chicago Tribune)

Verboten in North Dakota. (Chicago Tribune)

The House on Wednesday killed legislation that would have let communities decide whether to install meters on streets.

Representatives voted 59-29 to keep the nearly 70-year-old ban in place. North Dakota is the only state that bans the meters on public streets.
It would be too facile to say that they got no parking meters because in North Dakota, they got no streets. They should just be thankful that they had no Richard M. Daley to sell the parking meter franchise right for 75 years.
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  • But if you didn't want to live with the Inuit, you wouldn't like North Dakota weather, either.

    Interesting in that article was "The state outlawed meters in 1948 after an angry farmer was ticketed for not feeding the meter." On its own part, the meter wasn't interested in eating silage.

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