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Final settlement in lawsuit over RV parking restrictions released

Original post made on Sep 26, 2022

The city of Mountain View announced late last month that it would begin enforcing its RV parking restrictions on Oct. 1, having reached a tentative agreement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the rules. That agreement is now finalized.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 23, 2022, 6:44 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by SalsaMusic
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:12 pm

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If it’s not movable, it’s not a motor VEHICLE. It’s garbage on the street and blocking parking for all the other residents. How did the driver get it there in the first place?


Posted by SalsaMusic
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 26, 2022 at 3:17 pm

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So, SIX miles (3 on each side) of parking. My math says we have to provide parking for 1000 RVs at 30 feet per RV. So the city council negotiated to support parking for 1000 RVs.

3 miles is El Camino from Grant road all the way to San Antonio Road (actually longer)

Nice work(????) ugh.


Posted by Jay
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2022 at 6:01 pm

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Considering most of these dilapidated vehicles have no auction value and additionally present health hazards and are unlikely to be retrieved after towing, what incentive would a towing company have to remove them? If it’s for disposal I assume it’s a additional cost to the city, no?


Posted by kskyflyer2
a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Sep 28, 2022 at 12:35 am

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I feel they park to close to the corners and it is hard to see around them. I also think we keep building all these townhouses and businesses why can’t we build an area for these RV’s to park and charge a monthly fee for them to stay and have dumpsters to throw there trash so they don’t leave garage all over the streets.


Posted by Polomom
a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 29, 2022 at 2:29 pm

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@Jay, the city has a contract with one towing company. They pay the fee. Has been like this for at least 4 years.


Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2022 at 4:13 pm

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Mountain View has become the dumping ground for hard core homeless and criminals. Just yesterday a 22 year old from Oakland living in the RV parking lot of Evelyn attacked another man.
I have had close calls with RVs parked on curving narrow roads. The RV slum lords now have the green light to buy non-running RVs, and rent them out at $500+ a month. That was what was happening.

Lucas Ramirez and Hicks are big supporters allowing RVs on the streets. Please vote these two out as they are endangering the rest of us.


Posted by Beyond Disgusted
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2022 at 9:02 pm

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I cannot believe there was no other option for city leadership other than to designate miles of city streets for any motor home that wants to park there to park there. In just a few short weeks, I saw streets transformed into trailer parks when dozens of motor homes (almost all in terrible condition) relocated to Leghorn, Independence, and Wyandotte. Anyone going to Costco can readily see the decline. And saw signs go up prohibiting illegal dumping of waste. If this was not a reality the city had seen before, why the need to install such signs? I saw under one motor home pieces of soggy toilet paper - just confirms what the city knew was going to happen. And there are boats filled with junk, unhitched trailers left for dead, and lots of belongings the occupants leave around the motor homes which obstruct the street and sidewalk. It's beyond disgusting and unacceptable. These vehicles belong in proper locations off city streets where they pay for their space and receive necessary services, such as sewage disposal. Those living in homes, apartments, etc. don't have a free ride and can't do whatever they want so why should they?


Posted by Ann
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2022 at 11:48 pm

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Curious how the City chose the streets, it seems a bit like they chose the lower income neighborhoods, maybe even those neighborhoods that were the redlined neighborhoods. Will the City be doing extra outreach to ensure local parks like Klein Park won't become a place to dump extra garbage. The City chose not to put a bathroom in Klein Park because at the time they felt people would go home to go to the bathroom. But instead people would use the cinder block walls as a urinal. I'd love to see a follow up article about how the these streets marked to become mobile home parks will be maintained? What will the City do to help the residents who live in permanent housing on these streets not bare the brunt of any issues? At minimum, big vehicles on streets reduce visibility and make it more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. But truly why are most of the streets on the north side of El Camino Real, protecting the wealthier parts of Mtn.View.


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