Metropolis of Mountain View considers ban on in a single day parking for RVs

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) — The long run stays unclear for these residing in RVs or trailers in Mountain View. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night time, metropolis leaders had been nonetheless debating whether or not the council would undertake an Outsized Automobile Parking coverage.

The town says it is a push to construct a greater and safer Bay Space. Nonetheless, opponents say the transfer is unconstitutional.

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Dozens of RVs and trailers line a number of metropolis streets. Many of the outsized automobiles function shelter for numerous town’s homeless.

Forward of Tuesday’s metropolis council assembly, dozens rallied exterior Metropolis Corridor, in a final try to sway metropolis leaders to vote in opposition to the ban.

“These are individuals who cannot afford the hire right here,” former Mayor Lenny Siegel advised ABC7 Information. “They embrace lots of people who’ve jobs, children who’re at school, perhaps they’ve retired or have a incapacity.”

A Might 2019 depend by town discovered 212 inhabited automobiles, down from 290 in December 2018. Of that quantity, 171 had been RVs, down from 192 in December 2018.

The town says different residents have raised traffic-related and sanitary issues like problem seeing over outsized automobiles, extreme litter, sewage and noise from mills.

“Most of those are simply petty complaints in my eyes, and we shouldn’t be demonizing these individuals simply from residing, Devon Johnson with the Democratic Socialists of America Silicon Valley stated. “Particularly as a result of they’re the product of our inaction on gentrification.”

ABC7 Information beforehand reported the ACLU and Regulation Basis of Silicon Valley wrote metropolis leaders concerning the ban, calling it unconstitutional.

Attorneys say the choice is discriminatory in opposition to homeless individuals. Each warn the transfer might result in future authorized motion.

Johnson stated, ” It is a poverty ban. and metropolis council isn’t offering a ok different to really cope with the repercussions of it.”

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“Mountain View is a city that has all the time treasured ethnic range, socioeconomic range,” Siegel advised ABC7 Information. “And the folks that I am working with wish to be certain we discover a place for these individuals as a result of the hire is simply too rattling excessive.”

The Metropolis of Mountain View can also be working to ascertain an ordinance for a Protected Parking Program.

Nonetheless, these advocating for automobile residents say any in a single day parking program will supply little reduction.

A spokesperson with the Metropolis of Mountain View says the council will probably decide on the ban after midnight. The choice won’t be tabled.

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