Garrett Harris 8 p.m., Aug. 19
After delays, Carlsbad RV parking ban starts now
After months of delays, the City of Carlsbad has announced that it is set to begin enforcing a ban on overnight RV parking on city streets today (August 1).
An ordinance against the overnight parking of vehicles longer than 22 feet was originally passed in March, but implementation of the law was delayed first through June and then into July as the City scrambled to install large red-and-white warning signs to let drivers know about the citation risk.
The city’s law allows for locals and visitors to apply for passes that would allow them to park on the street for up to 72 hours at a time, otherwise violators face fines of $50 per night.
San Diego, which had been toying with ideas for a similar ban affecting either areas west of Interstate 5 or the entire city, last month adopted a citywide ban as well. Like the Carlsbad law, it includes a provision to allow local residents to park briefly near their homes to load and unload before or after camping trips.
The San Diego ban also faces delays in implementation, as it must get approval of the city council vote from the California Coastal Commission, which could take until October.
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