Belleville officials have passed an ordinance rationing gas — the kind of law not seen in these parts since the national gas crisis in the late 1970s.
The ordinance, approved Thursday night, will take effect Monday.
The last digit on the license plate number of Belleville residents will determine what day they can purchase gas. Odd numbers will correspond to odd days and even numbers to even days, according to the ordinance.
Monday, when the new rules take effect, is an odd day.
Those looking to fill canisters will need to bring identification that has their address. The last digit on their address will be used to determine which day they can purchase gas.
Story here. As mentioned earlier on this blog, New Jersey has an anti-price gouging law that governor Christie has been waving around in the wake of Sandy. The result has been predicable.