RV parked on Cable Street in Ocean Beach
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An ordinance to ban recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers from parking overnight on public streets west of I-5 is in the works, said Michael Patton, representative for District 2 city councilmember Kevin Faulconer, at the monthly meeting of the Ocean Beach Planning Board March 6.

The matter will come before the council's Land Use and Housing Committee on March 27 for consideration and possible advancement to the full council, Patton said.

Though the ordinance is still in draft form, Patton shared two other tentative features: homeowners could purchase a 72-hour permit to park in front of their own property to allow temporary uses such as packing for a vacation; and a 24-hour ban would apply at intersections where an oversized vehicle could hinder drivers’ eyesight.

Faulconer, who represents much of city's beach areas, has promoted the ordinance for several years to combat complaints about the vehicles being an eyesore and used as living quarters.

Jane Gawronski, who chairs the planning board, said she worried that applying the ban so sparingly could shift the associated parking problems to Clairemont and other areas east of I-5. “Our neighbors are not going to like that,” she said.

But Patton said the ordinance was intended to be launched as a pilot program and the council would likely expand it citywide if successful.

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Dennis March 8, 2013 @ 12:26 p.m.

Wasn't this tried a few years back on a citywide basis & shot down? There are a lot of RV owners in SD.

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Ponzi March 8, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m.

So they will no longer be an "eyesore" if they are parked on a private driveway? So much for public streets. Kevin Faulconer behaves like an angry old white man,

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Burwell March 8, 2013 @ 7:43 p.m.

There are several thousand homeless people in San Diego who live in motorhomes. The law is designed to force them out of the beach areas where they congregate.

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ReaderCommenter March 10, 2013 @ 10:56 p.m.

Jane, you have one duty as a planning board member and that is to protect the residents of OB...RV's, boats, trailers, abandoned vehicles, expired plates do not belong on the streets. Let Clairemont worry about Clairemont! Drive down the streets of OB and see they are littered with things for which the owners need to rent space in public storage units! In addition, the old Dominos location on Voltaire has become an eyesore with storage of RV's, boats, vehicles etc. which are probably leaking fluids and polluting this property. Who allowed a permit for this type of operation in our village on the main street?

Jane, you worry me! I hope these loosers park their RV's in front of your house and decrease your property values!

Wacko thinking goes on in OB!!!!!!!!!!

PS there are laws for parking such items in your driveway....get educated! RV owners need to rent a storage unit and keep their home on wheels off our city streets and not take up parking for people that live in the area and pay taxes. Homeless can go park at Qualcomm.

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wayne June 16, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Same old republican fascism,they have women and children on the street starving,no help for them but to kick em' out of the rv.Corporate fascism sure has a hold of this country,fight back people we own the streets not republicans.FIGHT IN THE STREETS!!!!

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