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Coral Gables: Keep parked pickup trucks out of sight overnight
sun-sentinel.com ^ | 6-15-11 | Tania Valdemoro,

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; park; pickup; propertyrights; socialism; trucks
Government thugs busy at work again!
1 posted on 06/15/2011 11:18:04 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Land of the free...MY ###!


2 posted on 06/15/2011 11:23:22 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: rawhide

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.


3 posted on 06/15/2011 11:24:24 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

Stay away rednecks! And Mexicans!

It does make for an unsightly neighborhood when every driveway has a car or two in it.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: rawhide

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?


5 posted on 06/15/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rawhide
Park it inside your garage buddy!!! You are breaking the law!!!


6 posted on 06/15/2011 11:26:42 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

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.


7 posted on 06/15/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: rawhide
"Historically, Coral Gables has gone through great lengths to preserve its character..."

What...tyrannical snobs?

8 posted on 06/15/2011 11:29:29 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: rawhide
What is wrong with my pickup that you do not like? I am a taxpayer like all you rich folks!!!


9 posted on 06/15/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
What is wrong with my pickup that you do not like?

I like the 10-tone paint job. ;~))

10 posted on 06/15/2011 11:34:13 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: rawhide

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 !


11 posted on 06/15/2011 11:34:15 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: rawhide

Ain’t nothing wrong with that pickup.


12 posted on 06/15/2011 11:34:34 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: rawhide
Well, it could be worse, there is a tailgate - is that to keep the junk in???
13 posted on 06/15/2011 11:34:49 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: jda

Shhhhhhhhh!!


14 posted on 06/15/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

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.........


15 posted on 06/15/2011 11:38:27 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: rawhide

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.”


16 posted on 06/15/2011 11:38:34 AM PDT by apillar
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To: rawhide

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.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 11:39:33 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Ditto

Lol! You should see the other side! ;)


18 posted on 06/15/2011 11:40:35 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

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.


19 posted on 06/15/2011 11:44:15 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: rawhide

Hah! My old mil-spec Powerwagon makes that look downright pampered! (I love old stepsides)


20 posted on 06/15/2011 11:46:50 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: rawhide
Thugs are thugs and always will be. Who is REALLY to blame for this fiasco? I suggest the idiot voters. Next election they will probably re seat the same politicians that is screwing them. I say let them get screwed on and on until they wise up, if that is possible. Those same citizens will undoubtedly vote Obama again too.
21 posted on 06/15/2011 11:47:56 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: rawhide
What is wrong with my pickup that you do not like? I am a taxpayer like all you rich folks!!!

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.

22 posted on 06/15/2011 11:49:48 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rawhide

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.

}:-)4


23 posted on 06/15/2011 11:50:51 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: rawhide

I had a beige ‘65 Chevy 3/4 ton fleetside. Indestructible...and believe me, I tried!


24 posted on 06/15/2011 11:53:38 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


25 posted on 06/15/2011 11:53:49 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: rawhide

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


26 posted on 06/15/2011 11:56:52 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: rawhide
As long as I can park my motor home on the street, I'm happy!


27 posted on 06/15/2011 11:57:34 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: rawhide

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.


28 posted on 06/15/2011 12:02:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rawhide

Peachtree City Ga issues citations if you leave your garage door open EVEN WHILE YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF CUTTING YOUR GRASS.


29 posted on 06/15/2011 12:03:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: rawhide

I like the bald tires.


30 posted on 06/15/2011 12:08:15 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: rawhide
A few years ago there was a situation in Frisco, TX (high-end gated community on Legacy Dr., north of highway 121) where a HOA told a home owner he couldn't park his truck in his truck in his driveway... he owned a new Ford F-150 pick-up. The HOA said if it was a Lincoln pick-up (or other "luxury" truck) he'd be able to leave in his driveway.

I believe the HOA relented after the $h** storm unleashed not long after the resident went public with his situation.

31 posted on 06/15/2011 12:11:15 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: rawhide
Funny thing is that this is precisely what type of trucks you will find in Coral Gables. It's a very expensive area.
32 posted on 06/15/2011 12:19:55 PM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: rawhide

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.


33 posted on 06/15/2011 12:26:48 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: rawhide

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.


34 posted on 06/15/2011 12:26:52 PM PDT by CornBred
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To: ExSoldier

Gables ping


35 posted on 06/15/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: rawhide

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,


36 posted on 06/15/2011 12:30:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: rawhide

Gotta keep out the riff-raff, don'tcha know..............

37 posted on 06/15/2011 12:34:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: Pollster1

Is that an early 30’s LaSalle?


38 posted on 06/15/2011 12:34:46 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Moose4

What if it won't FIT IN A GARAGE???..............

39 posted on 06/15/2011 12:36:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: healy61

Gee, our old LaSalle ran great......Those were the days!....................


40 posted on 06/15/2011 12:38:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: rawhide

Classy hood. Got to get rid of those dirty, blue collar working dudes, y’know...


41 posted on 06/15/2011 12:56:15 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: rawhide

Classy hood. Got to get rid of those dirty, blue collar working dudes, y’know...


42 posted on 06/15/2011 12:56:49 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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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"

43 posted on 06/15/2011 1:03:50 PM PDT by Gordon Pym (2+2=4)
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To: healy61
Is that an early 30’s LaSalle?

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).

44 posted on 06/15/2011 1:04:21 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

it’s a 38 ford coach.


45 posted on 06/15/2011 1:30:03 PM PDT by old gringo
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To: rawhide

Coral Gables smelled bad last time I was there.


46 posted on 06/15/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: rawhide
I'm born and raised in Coral Gables. Graduated from Gables High as did my sisters, my wife and her brother and our daughter. We're a Gables DYNASTY! It has always been thus in ref to pickups as long as I can remember. The fine is $125 per day! I have friends who hide their pickups in a variety of ways. Most garages in the Gables have been converted into some sort of family room or laundry room anyway (another issue) so it's a net loss in trying to house the pickup. SUV's are fine. Thank goodness I drive a Jeep Wrangler 4x4 hard top. The idea is that having a pickup is most always attributed to having a business with a sign on the side and having that out front will lower the property values somehow. We have a brand new mayor. So we should see if he can swing things in a new direction....
47 posted on 06/15/2011 5:24:59 PM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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