City to issue tickets for parking trucks overnight

City To Issue Warning Notices
For Overnight Parking Of Trucks

Here we go again with local officials making it tough to do our jobs and make a living. For many people that live in the upscale town of Coral Gables, Florida, banning pick up trucks from overnight parking is not a big deal. But they have not stopped there. The City has also proposed banning leaf blowers. Yes, leaf blowers. That one is still being debated. Now the best one for last, officials are restricting working hours on golf courses in Miami-Dade County. City officials say that mowing falls under the section of construction and can not start until after 7:30 AM. That’s when many courses have their first tee time. Once the city takes a closer look into the courses they own, and how this change could affect their bottom line, I predict this proposed restriction will miraculously disappear.

Now back to the trucks.

The section below was cut and pasted from the City’s official E-news letter that comes out every few weeks.

Code Enforcement Officers will begin issuing warning notices for the overnight parking of trucks in Coral Gables residential areas. On October 28, 2010, the Third District Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of the City of Coral Gables Zoning Code pertaining to trucks parked in residential and commercial areas. The law prohibits the parking of trucks in residential areas unless parked in an enclosed garage. It also prohibits the parking of trucks, trailers, commercial or recreational vehicles upon the streets or other public places in the City between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. of the following day. Violators will first receive a warning notice with 72 hours to comply and then a citation if still not in compliance. This ordinance seeks to preserve the integrity of the residential areas and the unique aesthetic qualities of the City Beautiful. For additional information, contact the City of Coral Gables Code Enforcement at 305-460-5226.

I live and work in Coral Gables and thank God I don’t have a truck. Let us know if you have seen any of this happening in your town.

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  1. Eric,

    We have the problem here in the DC area as well. Not quite to the extent that they are banning trucks, but most places do not allow parking for vehicles that are lettered. In my case, many of my employees drive company vehicles that are lettered. It is a benefit to them to take the vehicle home, provided they keep it clean. It is a shame that communities are taking this benefit away from hard working individuals, especially in areas where the cost of living is quite high and my guys can use the few extra bucks that they would save on gas.

    By the way, enjoy all your articles. Keep up the good work!

    Matt Nolan

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