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News - September 13, 2019

Commission: Too many rules could sink plans for safe parking lots

City staff urges strict limits on lots for RVs, vehicle dwellers

by Mark Noack

Setting the stage for a dicey dilemma, the city's Environmental Planning Commission hashed out plans to regulate a series of new safe parking sites expected to come online soon. But a groundswell of critics warned that Mountain View's rules could backfire by being too restrictive.

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Posted by Joseph Safuto
a resident of another community
on Sep 15, 2019 at 11:47 am

There is only street parking lots all day with facilities like electricity, showers and waste management along with City Homeless help and personnel to help those within the RVs find permanent homes. Everything else will not work and is a waste of time.
Parking in a church parking lot overnight only logistically causes more hassles.

Posted by jordydog1
a resident of Slater
on Sep 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm

jordydog1 is a registered user.

Does anyone know how the safe parking program is going to operate? Will anyone who wants a space be able to take one, or will MV limit occupancy to former residents and people who work in town?

Once the safe parking lots are up and running, will the city start ticketing and towing vehicles that violate height restrictions and the 72-hour parking rules? If not, it seems that MV will soon be hosting 400 RVs instead of 200.

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