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MVCC stance on AB516 (no tow law)

Original post made by tell your leaders "no" on DB516, Another Mountain View Neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2019

It would appear Both SF and LA are looking to expand their reach into our city and cities across Caifornia. David Chiu, D-San Francisco and Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles have sponsored AB516.

The bill would prohibit the towing of vehicles with 5 or more parking tickets, wouldn't allow vehicles with unpaid parking tickets to be immobilized with a "boot" and in cases where towing is allowed could no longer be sold to cover costs. Cities (hence the taxpayers) would be on the hook for towing and storage fees. Cities will be kneecapped, towing will cease and permit parking programs gutted.

Another provision would not allow for towing after 72 hours. Instead, a 10 notice would need to be posted first after the 72 hour violation is posted and of course the city pays for forever storage.

Redwood City and League of California oppose this nonsense. Mark Noack needs to shine a light on our city council. This bill would allow anyone to park near transit, avoiding city lot fees or Cal-train lot fees for up to 13 days of contiguous city street parking without a ticket. Lost revenue is just the beginning. Sleeping on city streets will become the norm in Mountain View.

Comments (2)

Posted by more parking options
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jul 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Perhaps cities and towns should provide more free parking to encourage retail and other business functions.

Using parking and the court system as revenue generation is despicable. The wealthy could care less about a $40 parking ticket. A worker bee who forgets to feed a meter loses income from 3-4 hours' work.

I support AB516 as described. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Posted by THe Business Man
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Simply put, the STATE can OVERRIDE cities regarding any roads that traverse multiple towns very easily.

That means the City may be stuck with allowing RVs to park on those streets.

The City must build more parking structures so that more parking is available.

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