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Judge declines to block Mountain View's RV parking ban from taking effect

Original post made on Nov 14, 2021

A U.S. district court judge declined to place an injunction on Mountain View's RV parking ban, allowing enforcement to proceed while the city battles a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the ordinances.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 12, 2021, 4:10 PM

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Posted by Tal Shaya
a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2021 at 6:35 pm

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What irreparable harm? By definition, these "homes" are mobile. Drive the car and go. If people can't find a public place to park their recreational vehicles, that is a sign it is an unwelcome practice everywhere. Why should Mountain View be the nation's homeless campsite? When you do this, you attract homeless from outside Mountain View!


Posted by Polomom
a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 15, 2021 at 1:16 pm

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Mr Cousins place of residence is in a community that has very strict rules for RV parking. Just saying...


Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Nov 15, 2021 at 2:03 pm

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Thank you, Polomom, for making the parallels between RV ban proponents and Trump supporters so clear. Judge doesn't grant you everything you want, you'll attack the judge!

Disregarding the fact that, if this was about traffic safety like you all have tried to pretend, the City would have studied the issue and made some safety findings. Because the City failed to do that, there was no way for the judge to dismiss the case.


Posted by James Thurber
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

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I'm in stark disagreement with the City Council on this one. These folks are (mostly) gainfully employed, have children attending schools, and simply can not afford the (atrocious) rents charged in this area.

My permitting the RV's to remain you cut down on commuting and pollution. I bicycle down Crisanto Ave every day on my way to work and I've never had a single issue. Although most of the "homes" are a bit worn out the area around them is kept clean and neat. There are families living there - with children - with teens - with elders. They are as much a part of our community as the ultra wealthy employed by Google and other Mountain View employers.

Perhaps, and I'm truly not being cynical, perhaps Mountain View should enact a law that says only wealthy people can live here - and list a minimum income to ensure that only the rich represent this community. How about that City Council?


Posted by Johnny Yuma
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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“Oversized vehicles do not appear likely to cause immediate, irreparable harm to vehicle dwellers who have sought shelter in RVs?” Really??? It would appear that Cousins has not faced any hardships in his life.


Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 15, 2021 at 4:22 pm

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Does that mean we'll finally see some action on this?

Those RV's are an eyesore. Junk stored underneath, on top. Looks like a junkyard sometimes.

The people voted, time to go! I'm sick of hearing about how people can't afford housing in Mountain View.

I can't afford a house in Atherton. Do I blame Atherton? I'd love to live in Atherton.


Posted by JustAWorkingStiff
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

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A car crossed into my lane (on-coming traffic) as it was going around an RV.
I quickly pulled over into a parking spot.
So we don't have a collision.
I write this for those who deny that RVs pose a traffic issue.
They do.


Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Nov 16, 2021 at 11:51 am

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See, folks, JustAWorkingStiff knows how to do this. Make up stories about "traffic safety" rather than talking about how much you dislike having poor people around you. Message discipline!


Posted by JustAWorkingStiff
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:21 pm

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Sorry Randy, but what I re-counted is a factual and true incident.
It is a simple, clear description of what happened
Because there are people which claim that RVs pose no traffic issue.

This claim that RVs pose no traffic issues is false.

Randy, you need to focus. Instead of attacking people who post here,
or mixing it up with other issues. This post was purely focused on
a true incident where an RV posed a direct traffic issue. And this is a core issue in the pending lawsuit.

I noticed you attacking polomom. At least you are consistent. Your behavior it to attack and seek to put down people who post things which you disagree with.
People have legitimate issues with the RVs. And it is very poor manners to attack people with which you have disagreements.




Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm

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Which street did this occur on? Did you call the cops on the person driving on the wrong side of the road?

Do you have similar concerns about the poor manners of Polomom, who is attacking the judge in this case?


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:34 pm

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I live on a street that was 'recently signed'. I have a well running old RV. So if I INTENTIONALLY PARK my oldie - on the newly 'signed' street - there will be NO ENFORCEMENT! Fine, and if I get a ticket I can join with Lenny and friends to be the TEST CASE! How sweet that would be.

Poor RVers are people too. Some are residents with school kids.

peace & love

(the optics of my corner - even a 7 foot high 'allowed' vehicle blocks views of the side street traffic when it is parked as-close-as-allowed to the STOP sign.)


Posted by Jon B
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:55 pm

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Has an actual survey been done to verify where RV dwellers work, beyond reporters asking people, “do you work here?”? Because most of the vans and RVs I see in my neighborhood rarely, if ever, move. Not sure if they even can.


Posted by Jon B
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:55 pm

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Posted by Rouel - Urban Living
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm

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Motorhomes are legal vehicles, and are approved by our state, and pay yearly fees to register them, and use public streets. It can be said that motorhomes are not the cause of traffic issues, and it is, that the city designed and built streets that are not safe for legal motorhome vehicles, and therefore, the city needs to fix every streets that has been defined as not safe, or causes issues for use by all legal vehicles !!


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