The situation: The council regarded an ordinance to let recreational automobiles to park on residential streets for up to 48 hours at a time.
The vote: Authorized unanimously.
What it indicates: Owners will have significantly less stress when loading or unloading their cars.
The city previously didn’t place a time restriction on how extended the cars could park on streets in residential neighborhoods, instead limiting parking to “expeditious” loading and unloading only.
Parkers who violate the rule face a $ 75 fine.
The new ordinance makes it possible for recreational automobiles — generally any motor home, trailer or camper more than 24 feet extended — to park for 48 hours at a time on the street, so extended as the owner obtains a permit in advance from the city’s parking division.
Cars had been initially going to be given 72 hours to park on the street, but council members worried that amount of time was as well long.
“My feeling is that 72 hours is a big jump at this time,” Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian mentioned. “The RVs as massive as they are now, some of which are crazily painted … it must not be 72 hours. I strongly back 48 hours.”
Mayor Carolyn Goodman mentioned the vehicles can grow to be eyesores if they’re left out also long and supported the shorter window for parking.