Skip to comments.Key West seeks to ban vehicle sleeping
Posted on 06/15/2012 3:16:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono
KEY WEST, Fla.-- Residents of Key West, Fla., who live in their vehicles are objecting to officials seeking to ban "lodging" in vehicles.
The Key West City Commission approved the new rules June 5, but the law must still pass a second public hearing and approval before it takes effect, KeysNet.com reported Thursday.
The ordinance, which was proposed by Mayor Craig Cates, states "lodging" in vehicles "constitutes a hazard to the health and safety of the residents (and) visitors to the city" and has "a significant negative impact that creates an adverse effect on tourism and the environment."
Kurt Wagner, who said he lives in a 1999 Dodge, said he objects to the law.
A man’s home....is his castle....even if it was a 1965 Dodge.
If the economy were to break down as Obama has been planning, expect to see a lot more of this. He wants these people! Tired, Hungry, living in cars, boxes, etc. so that he can promise them all your crap. A veritable army zombie-like followers to do his bidding.
ah! dependency, dont you just love it. These are the new army hooked on government heroin ready to do thier bidding for a few crumbs at the end of the day
What about sleeping in your converted luxury bus or RV....is this law simply a way of controlling poorer people?
This is the photo that should define anti-Obama advertizing for the 2012 election.
That man isn’t some bum that chooses to do the ‘urban camping’ thing. Before the policies of the Democrat Party became prominent with the Pelosi takeover, this was rare. Since then it’s far more common...BECAUSE of their green regulations, their financial regulations, their ignoring law in favor of agenda and their social engineering towards Communist existence.
This is the result of the Democrats given power. And irony is that there’s a 50 50 chance this guy voted for Obama. Print it out and hand it to liberals. George Bush did not put him in a trunk. Democrats did.
Well technically you need an address to get welfare or vote but you still are probably right.
Most likely a way to boost motel revenue.
Well - there go my vacation plans down the drain!
Perfect. The Golf analogy is the perfect juxtaposition.
and is it sleeping in the cars that is the problem.
In the back of a rickety old garage,
there’s a brand new shiny red super stock Dodge...
....she drives real fast and she drives real hard....she's the terror of colorado Boulevard...
shes gonna get a ticket now sooner or later cause she cant keep her foot off the accelerator
I can't drive my house, but I sure can sleep in my car...except in Key West, apparently.
Spring break in the 80’s...did this many times. This of course was back when Key West offered some of the finer “hetero” entertainment experiences outside of Havana.
With all the bars there, and people falling down drunk and deciding to sleep it off rather that causing a 100 mile traffic jam with an accident on US 1, they're proposing a new law saying 'You can't sleep in your car'...
... even though hotels are routinely full during cruise ship season?
Oh yeah, REAL smart, Key West. Here's a better idea: Let the roosters run things for awhile.
“Print it out and hand it to liberals. “
But first doctor it by adding a big red “Vote For Obama!” on it.
Or: “I voted for Obama and this is what I got!”
No Joke ...they actually made this pederast chief of the Key West Police Department - we now have another gay chief now
Its Okay For a Cop (the New Key West Police Chief) To Have sex With a Minor (17 yr old boy) in a patrol car and at his home
This Attorney after having been convicted for three nickels with mandatory jail time is given community service to work on land development deals for the city and county .... precisely what he was convicted of feloniously doing for his clients
You can't make this stuff up
Key West PD
In June 1984, the Key West Police Department in Monroe County, Florida was declared a criminal enterprise under the Federal RICO statutes after a lengthy United States Department of Justice investigation. Several high-ranking officers of the department, including Deputy Police Chief Raymond Cassamayor, were arrested on federal charges of running a protection racket for illegal cocaine smugglers. At trial, a witness testified he routinely delivered bags of cocaine to the Deputy Chief's office at City Hall.
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it’s not the sleeping that KW is trying to abolish;it’s people LIVING/LODGING in their vehicles. I’m one of those people. I spoke out at the city commission meeting. the city says we are a “hazard to other people and cause a “significant negative imapcton tourism”. What a bunch of crap!! and check this beauty out too. recently they passed a law where a person can be ARRESTED if they are in a park and their bicycle is not in a bike rack !! the city commission has gome MAD!
I live in a van in Key West. my driver’s license shows my address to be 148NAV, the same as my vehicle license plate. I get my meager Soc. Sec. check via direct deposit. and it is NOT enough to pay rent for a room in a house, much less have $$ left for food and other needs. so my van is my home.
KW had a law banning sleeping in vehicles; it was declared unconstitutional 18 years ago. next came a “camping” law. they recently found they couldn’t use it against people living in their vehicles. So now the no”lodging” in your vehicle law. the very day it passed and became enforceable, I asked, in a formal court motion, to have a local judge issue an IMMEDIATE temporary injunction barring the KWPD from enforcing the law and demanding a hearing to see if the law is constitutional. I obviously think it is not. judge’s secretary said he couldn’t rule on the motion be cause “there isn’t an active case” what do I have to do—get arrested first?
I wounder if all states accept license plates as an address?
Clearly these people are a danger to themselves, the environment, and to the beauty of the local scenery.
Nice RV...What kind of mileage does it get?
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