City workers wrote notes on napkins and painted a message on the street Monday.
By Mandy Derfler and Bleah B. Patterson
Liberal arts freshman Daniel Loughlin’s BMW 325i, and other vehicles parked along Laurel south of Tobin Lofts, was towed to Cypress and Howard today while the city of San Antonio repaves Laurel.
Office manager Nick Leto said his office wanted to give Tobin Loft residents the courtesy of warning them parking is banned during today’s road work.
A mass text reading, “Attention: If you are parked on Laurel (Street) you will be towed at your expense …,” was sent to residents at about 10:30 a.m. and Loughlin went to check his car immediately after class. Construction was already in progress and the vehicles were already moved.
Leto said the city specifically marked “no parking” along Laurel.
“However, people are still parking there so the city has begun towing cars in violation,” Leto said.
Hawk Zertuche, senior corporate operator at the city of San Antonio, said vehicle owners were notified Monday of the street closure with napkin notes and a message painted on Laurel.
“That’s all we had at the time,” Zertuche said.
Loughlin, who rooms with a friend and will be getting his own apartment at Tobin Lofts soon, said he didn’t see any of the messages because he hasn’t used his car in a week. He said he parked it on Laurel and has been walking to classes.
No one was charged for the towing and parking should be open Wednesday, Zertuche said.