A CJAD listener sent a photo through firstname.lastname@example.org which shows the parking spot at Lachine's city hall belonging to mayor Claude Dauphin freshly paved, while the rest of the lot was not.
The listener, who wants to remain anonymous, professed to be "shocked" when he noticed the mayor's parking spot, adjacent to 32nd Ave., paved over, "seemingly without reason", while 32nd Ave. itself is filled with cracks and potholes.
But Dauphin's spokesperson, Denis Gaumond, says there was a reason for the repair, and it had nothing to do with preferential treatment or vanity of any kind.
The asphalt in the parking spot was cracked and uneven, to the point where the driver's side would collect rainwater which the driver would often step in — or slip on in the winter.
"It was hazardous, particularly for the winter," Gaumond said.
Incidentally, Gaumond says the rest of 32nd Ave. will get a fresh repaving job before the end of the fall.