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Pomona approves overnight parking restrictions for RVs, other oversized vehicles – Daily Bulletin

Pomona residents wishing to park their RVs, campers or other large vehicles overnight in front of their homes will now need a city permit to do so.

Pomona City Council this week voted unanimously to pass an ordinance that would ban large vehicles from parking for more than four hours during the day and between 8pm and 7am on city streets and parking lots.

The move is the result of complaints about stopping and parking large vehicles occupying residential parking spaces, blocking line of sight and creating a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians. According to a city report, parking of large vehicles “degrades the aesthetic appearance of the city streets”.

Meanwhile, there are concerns about human remains from homeless people living in vehicles, Pomona Police Lt. Col. Ryan Rodriguez told City Council on Monday, May 2nd.

“Many of these (vehicles) do not have running water or hydraulics that work,” Rodriguez said.

Some large vehicles parked for long periods often engage in illegal activities, such as prostitution and narcotics, Rodriguez said.

The ordinance, approved by the council Monday, targets surplus and non-motorized vehicles exceeding 19 feet in length or 6 feet in height. Any mirror extension or accessory attached to such a vehicle is included in the measured vehicle size, the ordinance states.

Exceptions include any commercial vehicle that loads, unloads or delivers goods, and any vehicle with a valid license.

Residents who own a large vehicle can apply for a parking permit on a public road for up to 48 hours, up to four times a month. According to the ordinance, the city can not issue more than 12 permits in each calendar year for a resident, a certain property or a large vehicle.

Out-of-town guests can apply for a permit through residents who can prove their residence within the city. The ordinance stipulates that each permit must be obtained at least seven calendar days before the permit enters into force.

The price for the permits will be determined later and can be determined through a special resolution by the council, according to the municipality.

Violators of the order will receive a parking citation and will be subject to withdrawal if authorized by the police chief. Any citation issued will have the opportunity to be appealed if any individual has been issued incorrectly, Rodriguez said.

Council member John Nolte raised concerns that the ordinance could target families and individuals who may be living outside their vehicles. But Rodriguez assured the council that the intent is to prosecute those who deliberately violate the ordinance.

Mayor Tim Sandoval said that if the city encounters families living outside of any such large vehicle, they will contact support services to provide them with housing.

“When I think of families living in RV out of necessity, I know our team will do everything it can to help that family,” Sandoval said at the meeting. “We want to get them into the apartment right away.”

The ordinance is expected to enter into force 30 days after the second reading by the council of the proposed ordinance.

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