mechanics were putting finished cars "right out front" for customers.
In the two marked accessible parking spots. I asked the service desk
person if they could maybe not do that, taking the angle that you
never know when someone will need the spots, and I wouldn't want them
to get in trouble. Service person told me she's been asking them for
years not to put the cars there. Right.
I called the Cambridge Police non-emergency number and asked if they
could maybe spot by or send a letter or something. They said they
couldn't do anything since it's private property. I told them that I
thought state laws still applied and localities certainly ticket
people on private property. He said they wouldn't do anything unless
it was on public property. I asked if, for future reference, they were
able to enforce it if someone with a placard called and needed the
spot. He told me again that it was private property.
Hey everyone in Cambridge! Feel free to break laws as long as you're
on your own property!
(On a more serious note, maybe it would help if people took note of
this practice and wrote the dealer letters saying they've driven by
and noticed it or whatnot and wished they'd reserve the spots for
people with placards.)