Yes, it’s more beating on the road sign issue, but this horse ain’t dead yet.
Somehow Fairfax County is comfortable having volunteers issue parking tickets,
which, to me, seems very, very hazardous to the volunteers’ safety both
in terms of being run over by a car or beaten up by an angry motorist.
Indeed, there’s a far greater risk to the volunteer, and by extension
to the county, in that program than one in which volunteers simply pick
up trash along the medians.
So to answer my own question as to why the difference, “It’s politics, politics, and more politics.”