Two Aldermen Come Out Against ‘Dibs’ Parking
Aldmermen Rey Colon (35th) and Scott Waguespack (32nd) are discouraging constituents to not engage in taking “dibs” with parking spots they’ve shoveled out according to DNA Info.
The news website also reports that Ald. Colon’s office is hearing from constituents about altercations between residents on snow streets in his ward.
Dibs is the Chicago tradition of using household junk to save a parking space after digging out a vehicle from heavy snowfall. The practice is technically illegal according to the city’s municipal code but it is rarely, if ever enforced. The Department of Streets and Sanitation crews are typically too preoccuppied dealing with snow removal to enforce this law.
Both aldermen pled with constituents to stay calm and reminded them the practice was indeed unlawful.
Here’s the full story, “As Residents Brawl Over Snowy Parking Spots, Ald. Colon Calls For Civility.”