Local politics can be as illogical as Washington's.
Look at Lansford, as an example.
The borough council there opted to eliminate marked parking spaces in front of the homes of the town's three fire chiefs.
Many municipalities allow fire chiefs to have their own parking spaces. It makes sense, especially for the winter months, that when the alarm sounds for an emergency that they can respond as quickly as possible.
In Lansford, the fire chiefs don't get any monetary compensation. So why not let them have at least the benefit of their own parking space?