(Report recapped from Satuday.) "I’m seeing the least amount of neighborhood parking in eight years," says Austin Police Officer Melanie Rodriguez, standing sentinel in the shade on Dawson Road. "If people would just not try to skirt the system, it would all be easier." This time at the ACL Music Festival, Rodriguez has seen more attempts to park in Zilker than in Bouldin. First, she checks to see if the vehicle bears a blue neighborhood pass on the rear view mirror. If not, she asks the driver for a specific address. "If they are a guests, I say fine, but you need to park in the driveway," she says. As often as possible, she urges use of the shuttle system, which has experienced few glitches this year. Down the hill at the Elks Lodge, a hand-written sign announces that its lot is full, or at least, already reserved, with slots going for $25 a day or $60 for a three-day pass. "We’ve been doing this since ACL started," says the lodge’s past exalted leader, who declined to give her name. "We booked up this year really quick." She says parkers like the easy walk — about 1 mile — to the festival entrance as well as the Elks charities the fees support. "Festival employees tend to get the pass and carpool," she says. (Because she has been involved in a very public lawsuit alleging sexism, we should go ahead and identify the former exalted one as Kathleen Davies.) Pedicabber Mark Moser waited in the steamy heat further down the hill. "Business was a lot better last year," Moser says. "Mostly because there were fewer pedicabs out." An earlier report estimated that 500 cabbers pedaled around downtown last weekend. For the past two years, Denton-based Moser has worked full-time by crisscrossing the state, working festivals and big sports events, such as the Cowboys and Rangers games in Arlington. "People usually give 10 bucks," he says. "Sometimes they are more generous at festivals."