Skip to comments.Coral Gables: Keep parked pickup trucks out of sight overnight
Posted on 06/15/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT by rawhide
CORAL GABLES Starting this month, the city of Coral Gables will issue warning notices to owners of pickup trucks who do not park their trucks inside their garages at night.
Since the 1960s, the city has banned people from parking their pickup trucks in their driveways or on city streets from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
After Aug. 8, Coral Gables will start issuing tickets to people who violate the parking ban.
The city has resumed enforcement of this controversial law because last month, the Florida Supreme Court decided not to consider an appeal by Lowell Kuvin, who sued Coral Gables in 2003 after code enforcement officers cited him for parking his pickup truck on a residential street.
City spokeswoman Maria Rosa Higgins Fallon said, "Historically, Coral Gables has gone through great lengths to preserve its character through the enforcement of its zoning code, a reason why in a downward economy, property values in Coral Gables have fared better than in other neighboring communities."
Fallon said Tuesday she didn't know how much fines would be.
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Land of the free...MY ###!
I guess if you only own a pickup, you’re screwed. Who came up with this crazy law? Someday it will be only high dollar cars allowed on the streets.
Stay away rednecks! And Mexicans!
It does make for an unsightly neighborhood when every driveway has a car or two in it.
This sounds like the kind of crap you’d see in an HOA. But that being said, what could possibly be the reasoning for such a law?
Private truck on private driveway no good? That sounds a lot like a “TAKING”.
If the city feels the WHOLE city would profit by this measure at the trouble of truck owners, then why not compensate them...?
Interesting that as the state intrudes deeper and deeper into peoples’ lives they have less and less money at their disposal.
I like the 10-tone paint job. ;~))
I think Flossmor IL has a similar law as well.
Reminds me when worked for my previous company, I got in trouble for parking my truck in front of some low level exec’s window. She was originally from Maryland in the DC area. I was told to park the truck away from the building.
Usually the liberal types are the ones that complain about cheaper vehicles especially old pickup trucks !
Ain’t nothing wrong with that pickup.
Government= Can’t provide jobs, Can’t keep people from losing their homes, Can’t keep our borders secure, can’t keep our children safe from homos and other perverts, but can keep you safe from the sight of pick-ups trucks parked in a homeowners driveway.........
Sounds like a bunch of limosine-liberal racists, which use tactics such as this to keep certain “undesirables” out of “their” town, under the guise of not wanting to alter the towns “character” or “complexion”. What they are really saying is, “All you darkies and poor white trash find somewhere else to live.”
I like your truck. It shows character and I bet it runs real good, too.
I had a very pretty Mustang, a 1966, that I spiffied up, and some dirt bag stole it right out of a secure parking lot! Eventually the police recovered it hundreds of miles away and of course, it was banged-up.
The lesson I learned is don’t keep the vehicle looking as though you just drove it off a showroom floor. Leave trash inside and a good coating of dirt on the outside. A fine running machine doesn’t have to look like it cost a fortune. It is transportation and maybe something practical, like hauling tools or a load of hay.
Lol! You should see the other side! ;)
I’d be willing to bet most modern pickups will not fit in the garage of most of the older homes. Hell, my brand new in 2003 cracker-box won’t even allow me to park two vehicles side-by-side. My 1994 K-3500 Extended Cab Dually would not have fit, even at an angle.
Hah! My old mil-spec Powerwagon makes that look downright pampered! (I love old stepsides)
As one of the "rich folks", I have no problem with pickup trucks or their owners, and that applies even more to work trucks than to the luxury SUV-like pretty trucks. I do, however, have a huge problem with this law. If I got ticketed for my pickup, I'd have fun with the intrusive government and their snitches - spend a couple hundred dollars on a car like the one above to park in its place (I could afford to put that body on another car's frame after the functional car passed the state inspection and emissions tests if necessary). The answer is to make the thugs in Big Government regret every time they stick their overdeveloped noses into other people's business.
Many years ago, I was bullied by a team of union thugs. I was underage, under-grown, and had no chance to resist, but I swore then that I would never again bow to the far left's evil, and I plan to keep that promise for as long as I live. National socialists, soviet socialists, Obama socialists, petty HOA lovers, and other big government tyrants will get zero cooperation from me, zero respect, and any compliance will not be in the direction they are looking for.
And what if you’re like me and live in a house that doesn’t freaking HAVE a garage? Would I have to sell my scratched, faded, rusty 1996 Ram? That’s total insanity.
I had a beige ‘65 Chevy 3/4 ton fleetside. Indestructible...and believe me, I tried!
Or even if people (gasp) paint houses different colors, or have different trees.
There are even places where you can drive by and the yards are absolutely filled with ( shudder ) children playing.
They voted the scum in, they can vote them out again.
But until they do, they should do as the masters command and bow their heads when one passes by. One never looks one’s better in the eye
Tallahassee need to pass a uniform law.
note how they admit they can’t ban ownership.
This is just the “keep the wrong sort out” delusion.
old poops who think suv is a commercial pickup truck.
Peachtree City Ga issues citations if you leave your garage door open EVEN WHILE YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF CUTTING YOUR GRASS.
I like the bald tires.
I believe the HOA relented after the $h** storm unleashed not long after the resident went public with his situation.
I don’t care if the land doubled thru the crisis, is it worthwhile? No thanks. Where I live, a pickup truck is a badge of honor, and you get extra points for however many guns are in the rack.
I like your truck too.
We’d be fined fo sho. My husband’s company truck doesn’t fit in our garage. The big AT tires make that thing so high it would hit the top of the door. He also has a hard permanent antenna thing that sticks up about 4 inches on the top.
I don’t think he could get a replacement vehicle from work because of some she she poo poo rules.
I can’t believe I’m reading something like this. Stupid comes to mind.
I got news for folks who own those 4 door pickups like taht pictured.
That thing isn’t going to fit in a modern garage designed for smaller cars.
My 73 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible leaves the back hanging out of most new garages.
Do they Consider the Escalade with the 2 foot bed a pick-up truck? How about the Lincoln with the pickup bed?
Codicils are mainly a pain in the azz, but when some craphead starts a codicil war the results are always bad,
Gotta keep out the riff-raff, don'tcha know..............
Is that an early 30’s LaSalle?
What if it won't FIT IN A GARAGE???..............
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great......Those were the days!....................
Classy hood. Got to get rid of those dirty, blue collar working dudes, y’know...
Classy hood. Got to get rid of those dirty, blue collar working dudes, y’know...
I wonder how many of these anti-work truck enforcement supporters are gumbint employees that got their jobs so they could help the "little guy"
It's hard to be sure with that fixer-upper, particularly at that angle, but you might be right. I didn't think many would appreciate it in that condition (stock photo, it's not mine).
it’s a 38 ford coach.
Coral Gables smelled bad last time I was there.