The ordinance limits most vehicle idling to three minutes, except in traffic.Notice how the reporter seemed to support, no, advocate the action in her column. No word on whether it applies to diesels or commercial vehicles (it probably doesn't) but can barbecue grills be far behind?
Really, a public awareness campaign would have been more appropriate. Criminalizing such behavior is akin to the old 'no spitting' laws and just as unenforceable. But it certainly appears the council members care...after all, pollution from idling is bad for children. Of course, so is a Sunday drive to look at the leaves or a trip downtown to watch a ballgame.