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Mountain View committee to weigh safe parking rules for RVs

Original post made on Sep 2, 2019

The city of Mountain View may see some headway on its rollout of a safe parking program this Wednesday, Sept. 4, when the Environmental Planning Commission lays out its recommendations for an ordinance on oversized vehicles like RVs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 2, 2019, 3:01 PM


Posted by Dave
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2019 at 8:59 pm

Glad to see some actions from the council. Hope they can listen to the people and someday the RV is fully banned. Ppl are not supposed to live on the street and those RVs can cause a lot of environmental and safety problems for our local residents.

Posted by Lenny Siegel
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2019 at 10:32 pm

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The second paragraph of this article is misleading. On June 11 the Council directed staff to come back with proposed language that would ban overnight parking by oversized vehicles on city streets. Council would have to approve such language on September 24 and again on either October 1 or October 15. The Mountain View Housing Justice Coalition plans to collect voters' signatures on a referendum petition that would keep the ban from taking effect, unless and until approved by Mountain View voters.

Posted by Jim
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:44 am

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 3, 2019 at 8:56 am

I disagree with Lennie on this issue but probably disagree with Lennie's troll on many more, haha.
Glad to see the changes going into effect. This combined with the removal of the recycling centers will really benefit neighborhoods.

Posted by Concerned MVer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 3, 2019 at 9:25 am

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Posted by SusanJo
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 4, 2019 at 9:43 am

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I disagree with the provision that the RVs must be moved every day. Where are these people supposed to park their homes between 7am and 7pm?

Posted by Marcin Romaszewicz
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

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I'm dismayed to see that our city's reaction to a problem which it created is to ban a symptom of it.

People don't live in RV's because it's a good living arrangement, but because it's the least bad choice. RV's don't have continuously working plumbing, toilets, electricity. You have to empty waste tanks, fill water tanks, etc. It's a giant hassle.

People go through this hassle because housing is so expensive here due to the massive jobs and housing imbalance. We need affordable housing for people who want to live here. Rent control won't achieve that, subsidized housing won't achieve that, but more housing stock eventually would.

I can't understand how people who already own property in Mountain View can be so vocally opposed to building more housing. You're already "in", don't sabotage other people from attaining what you've got. Bay Area population is growing due to tremendous job opportunities here, and people are coming from all over the country for the jobs, but we, the residents, oppose additional housing. Cities change over time, things get denser as population increases, and that brings its own problems, but creating a housing shortage is a far worse issue, and creates other issues, such as RV's clogging up the streets and some even leaking sewage on the street.