Why can't they coexist? Hundreds of cars park downtown in those very same spots without going 12 inches over the line (or a "few" although my definition of "few" is very different from Bog Mann's)
How about if one can't park his manhood-compensating gas-guzzling behemoth within the lines, he should find another place to park?
As a proud downtown denzien, I am happy to report that parking enforcement is now handing out tickets to those of you who missed "parallel parking 101" in driver's ed. Bring your checkbooks. Will the offenders be towed in the future? Let's hope so.
Thanks for the response, @usayouthsports. And thanks for completely ignoring the queries regarding the amount of "other" expenses that USA Youth Sports reported on its 2012 tax return without itemizing what those "other" expenses are. And for ignoring the note that no 2013 annual report has been submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission yet.
Senator Melvin might have a point about the flags. It's not scientific, but on my street three flags are flown every day. On holidays there are four. That's fewer than a third of the houses on the street, but Republicans live in every one. I have a Republican friend in another state who flies his flag every day (retired military). I'm guessing Melvin could be fairly accurate in his neighborhood conclusions.
Thanks for your comments. I disagree with your comments that USA is the worst run. You are basing you comments on your opinion with out going out and researching your facts. I have heard many horror stories from parents about other leagues. They are thankful for what we provide. Every season, I tell parents that we give more power to the parents to run their teams. I also tell them that their experience is going to be based on the effort they put in. USA is one of the more flexible and understanding organizations to parents. Also one of the most affordable. We do not hire coaches or ask for coach fees. We want families to participate.
In the short time that USA has been in existence, we have done great things for many kids and families. You are concentrating on the 0.01% of the league. the other 99.99% is very positive.
We have been working with some schools by offering sports clinics
We have build a relationship and support with U of A Women's soccer and basketball.
We encourage kids to do well in school.
We offer scholarships for low income families. (about 30% are low income in our league)
We hire youth and USA alumni to help with running games and setting up for game days.
We offer soccer camps during the summer
We helped Joe Blair in providing players to participate in one of his basketball camps.
We recently sent 9 youth referees to get their certification in soccer.
We are offering a chance for coaches to get trained at no cost for soccer through AYSA.
We teamed with City of Tucson Parks and Rec and sponsored a hot shot competition in basketball.
etc... I can keep going.
Each site is designed to be similar - baseball, soccer and Flag football are all done at each site and is designed for parents to be able to be at 1 place and allow their kids to participate. On the baseball field, tball plays first, then coach pitch then kids pitch.
In soccer, 3-4 yr olds have their own field, 5-6 yr olds have their own field and 7-8 Yr olds and 9-10 year olds have their own fields. We use the dimensions that pcjsl uses in club soccer. 11-13 year olds will either have their own field or will wait til field opens up after the little kids play - this is dependent on our parks permit. Flag football has their own field, we also, like baseball, start the younger kids first.
Unfortunately, Basketball gyms are at a premium in this town. City of Tucson Parks & Rec Gyms are so overused, a program like ours has a hard time to find play time. I'm my opinion, we, the community needs to help find more money to build gyms for our Youth. We now have the Sporting Chance Center, which has 5 basketball courts and is a top notch facility located in NW part of Tucson, but it is not enough for this town. We need to more courts in South Tucson, East Tucson and Sahuarita.
Contrary to your opinion, I do not run it all by myself, I have many people help. I have over 30 referees we contract. Gym costs are very high compared to the other sports. I do have many volunteers that are helping me, and I have been trying delegate. But as you know, when you delegate, there is always a learning curve.
Yes it is a lot for 1 person, fortunately we have many parents that volunteer to help out. We are always looking for volunteers and sponsors. I would like to ask the community, if you would like to become part of a our organization, please contact me directly by email. email@example.com
I would like to thank Tucson Parks & Rec, Pima County Natural Resourses, TUSD, Vail school District, Sunnyside School District, Sahurarita School Districtt, Faith Lutheran Church, Aardvark Printing, Awards to go, all the charter schools, Sporting Chance Center, U of A rec Center and all the vendors, sponsors, volunteers and staff for all you do to help me run USA youth sports.
President of USA Youth Sports, A Charitable Non Profit 501 c3 organization
The best multi-sports youth league in Pima County
want civil? buy a dog teabilly asshole and get a shirt with sleeves, your armpits smell like campbells chicken noodle soup. you're so 'PC'
Is there such a thing as a bigoted, redneck, idiotic, gay bashing Democrat ? Or it that strictly reserved for Republicians? Am I gonna be sorry I asked. I don't understand, Tom. For a newly anointed conservative, you make alot of liberal points.
That's 90 seconds I'll never get back
"which has nothing whatever to do with the firestorm you guys create with your limited focus on liberal sex habits." You guys create!!?? I guess you missed the part about the bill he's talking about being a GOP bill. If you guys want to talk about business policy stop the incessent nonsense about gays/god/guns/abortion/school prayer/gold standard/or whatever issue you guys use to whip up your base.
If parking in the neighborhood of twelve inches outside the lines is enough to stop a trolley, the obvious takeaway to me is that parking and the trolley cannot coexist at that point. One of them must go, and I doubt anyone is going to choose our shiny new toy to be the one relocated.
Who knows whats in the Common Core? They're freely available on the internet at http://www.corestandards.org/ I know what's in it because I read it. Anyone can read it. All it would take is for Senator Melvin to care just a little what is actually in the standards, but that's too much to ask.
Let's call him Drunk Frat Kid. Better some public transit than none at all. Why the car wasn't towed is a bigger mystery.
You know, those that speak the loudest against something, have that something to hide...... just saying
Happy Birthday eericks43. Toke On...
ForeignOwnedXstremist Propaganda !
Just knew the Mecca of the Progressives...Portland would come up. Tired of hearing about that place, May if more of the locals would move there we could have a decent city. When you go take a couple of illegals with you.
Just think what would happen if 20 people parked like the guy from Texas. Maybe like a demonstration against waste in government spending. Or just wait until some drunk Frat kid from the U of A getting drunk at Hotel Congress parks weird and see what happens, what ar going to call him?
"Why the Hell the Wannabe Commie run city, "REINSTALLED" Streetcar tracks, which were determined to be 19 Century Tech Decades ago"
Perhaps a history lesson is needed.
Decades ago, that traffic choked metropolis known as Los Angelas had a very efficient street car system. So efficient in fact that it was bought and destroyed by none other than Standard Oil and Firestone. Why? To sell more gasoline and tires of course!
I'm not defending the local project, I think light rail that connected the East and West sides would have made more sense.
Most European countries have far less private vehicles and more mass transportation than the US. It just makes sense. The problem is we are spoiled and want the "freedom" of deciding to drive anywhere and anytime we want. Sit at a traffic light sometime and count the number of single occupants in huge vehicles.
Just think of the streetcar as a bus that can't indiscriminately change lanes and drive and park accordingly,.
Give Cap'n Al his props. Not everyone can channel Alan Hale like the Saddlebrooke senator does.
...." and could not change lanes so was forced to stop".
Why the Hell the Wannabe Commie run city, "REINSTALLED" Streetcar tracks, which were determined to be 19 Century Tech Decades ago, just because they could get some "FreeMoney" from BO, is anyones guess.
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