Rancho Cucamonga residents given new ...

Rancho Cucamonga residents given new rules for overnight parking

There are 36 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Jan 22, 2009, titled Rancho Cucamonga residents given new rules for overnight parking. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

Motorists who park on city streets must now move their vehicles at least two-tenths of a mile within 72 hours for it to be considered moved.

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jan 22, 2009
they should do this in fontana. its annoying because some of these cars collect so much junk that it makes the area look like a getto

New York, NY

#2 Jan 23, 2009
I just have to say that I live on St. Tropez Drive and while I agree that cars shouldn't be parked for extended weeks on end, I always mind my business -- but many weekends I have seen Mrs. Chambers act very aggressively and crzay to neighbors who park in front of her home. Let it be known that City Parking is not YOUR PARKING.. She needsto get a life and stop obsessing about who parks in front of her home. Mrs. Chambers also leaves her trash cans out all week long, which is a big Eye Soar to St. Tropez. I hope you're happy Mrs. Chambers, you have accomplished a huge feat here.. now you work on your next big even, like banning trash cans from being out all weekt!

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Jan 23, 2009
I think the City Council has opened a can of worms that they are going to regret.
IE Sports Fan

Ontario, CA

#4 Jan 23, 2009
In my line of work we call this the "SHOTGUN" approach... they impliment a very restrictive (and probably unenforcible) law against all Rancho residents, rather than go after the isolated incidents/violators. The Citizen Patrol (aka Traffic Nazi's) are already out of control and now no one will be safe.

What a waste of taxpayer money & Police resources. How about the City start addressing all the run down/abandoned houses that can be found everywhere, that get destroyed by vandals, have dead lawns/shrubs, and bring down everyones already poor property value... thats something I think effects all residents!

We pay a ton (house prices & taxes) for the opportunity to live in Rancho and it's quickly becoming a "Getto"!

Pomona, CA

#5 Jan 23, 2009
The City should do what San Dimas does - NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ON THE STREET unless you get and pay for a special permit. This prevents people from using their garages as storage containers and forces them to park their cars inside as it was origianlly built to do. Also, apartment complexes have to provide enough parking for their residents so they don't have to park on the streets and managers can't overcrowd units with more people than the law allows

Santa Barbara, CA

#6 Jan 23, 2009
While I understand the premise of this law is to prevent abandoned, or non-running, or non-used vehicles from sitting on city streets - it's kind of STUPID when most people park the vehicles in front of their OWN residences...they are NOT going to move them 500 ft. down the street - and even if they do - HOW LONG does it need to be moved?

If I drive my car around the block and park it back in the exact SAME SPOT, I may only be gone 2-3 minutes, but the vehicle was moved. So under this ordinance HOW do you know?

Ok, SO some parking COP marks your tires cause they see your car in a spot when they drive by - the next day it's in the same spot - but the MARK on the tire doesn't line up -- HAS or HASN'T the car been moved?

PEOPLE who write laws and or push for certain laws are idiots sometimes!~

Fontana, CA

#7 Jan 23, 2009
I think it might be a little harsh however, Where I live there are two different households that have two garages full of crap. Neither neighbor has ever used their garages for vehicles only junk. Take a look at north fontucky, there are boats, cars and trucks that are stored on streets, front yards.
This might seem a little harsh to some however, Rancho Cucamonga's codes are lax compared to others.

Herndon, VA

#8 Jan 23, 2009
javi wrote:
they should do this in fontana. its annoying because some of these cars collect so much junk that it makes the area look like a getto

ESPECIALLY Hunter's Ridge!! Too too many cars, because everyone turn's thier garages into mini social hang out spots! So tacky!

Highland, CA

#9 Jan 23, 2009
Ms. Chambers, you probably live in a private community where the vehicle code does not exhist. People can leave their vehicles there for as long as they want if there is no home owners association statements.

Davis, CA

#10 Jan 23, 2009
So, does the 2/10 of a mile mean you have to park your car 2/10 of a mile way, or the odometer needs to change 2/10 of a mile? If it's 2/10 a mile away, how long is it until you can park at the previous area? If 2/10 of a mile is based on odometer, then what about electrnic odometers? These go blank when the key is turned off, and all newer cars have them.
As for Ms. Chambers comment on placing trash cans and street sweeping. Just making one person move their car, does not prevent another from paring in the same place. The ne law also does not ensure a clear street for the sweeper. A no parking on certain days and time for street sweeping is needed for that. Along with enforcement of the law.
solution or pollution

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#11 Jan 23, 2009
It appears Carol Chambers and the city council did not think this out. So now this person will move the car 2/10 of a mile instead of a foot at a time within 72 hours. At some point, it can still be parked back in the same spot, right? So basically, every 72 hours, the owner will drive around and cause more air pollution than they were initially and can end up right where they started...in front of the Chamber residence. Hum, more pollution...yeah that is the solution. I guess the Santa Ana's don't bring in enough of it for Ms. Chambers. Ms. Chambers should definately not assist in any further law making or we will be in serious trouble in Rancho. The way I look at it, whatever law is passed...there is a way around it. So basically all this energy, time, and money is a major waste! Next time Ms. Chambers goes to a council meeting, she should hand out thinking caps!

Covina, CA

#12 Jan 23, 2009
Ontario needs fo follow Rancho Cucamonga in the parking of vehicles for long periods of time and on street sweeper days. It is a waste of taxpayer money to have a sweeper go down the middle of the street doing no service to the city because vehicles are in the way.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#13 Jan 23, 2009
For those question the benefit of this, read the "Broken Windows" theory by James Q. Wilson.
CH resident

Ontario, CA

#14 Jan 23, 2009
Josie wrote:
The City should do what San Dimas does - NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ON THE STREET unless you get and pay for a special permit. This prevents people from using their garages as storage containers and forces them to park their cars inside as it was origianlly built to do. Also, apartment complexes have to provide enough parking for their residents so they don't have to park on the streets and managers can't overcrowd units with more people than the law allows
I totally agree! Many people on my street never use their garages or even their driveways to park their cars. It makes the street look so junky. The No OVERNIGHT PARKING without a permit law would also help eliminate the having to look at motor homes parked on the street for extended periods of time.

Sylmar, CA

#15 Jan 23, 2009
I think there might be some angry toilet papering residents near the Chambers house...or better yet, everybody who owners an old broken down beated should make an effort to park directly infront of her house, maybe start a 71hour cycle of it!!!!

Norwalk, CA

#16 Jan 24, 2009
I can hear the jack boots again. Get a life nazi regime of cucamonga.

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Jan 24, 2009
Thanks City Council for spending your time on these "important" issues when you should be working on Economic Development and other real issues.

Fontana, CA

#18 Jan 24, 2009
What Rancho needs is to implement a parking authority like Philadelphia's'.
Then we can generate some real money. Move it or boot it.
Livinglarge fontana

Fontana, CA

#19 Jan 24, 2009
Unfortunately it only takes a few to bring on such laws however, I live in a new fontana housing development and the problem of residents parking cars, trucks, trailers and boats for weeks sometimes months is out of control.
There should be laws against hoarding junk in garages rather than vehicles.


#20 Jan 24, 2009
Ryan: No, I don't live in a private community but the people who are responsible for the change in our city's municipal code do-how ironic.

And, Rosalinda you must have Uber-vision to see what I am doing from Tenn. And you call me crazy. LOL! Lastly, when people have no counter-point they resort to desperate measures like deflecting attention (the article was about the amendment of vehicle storage laws not garbage cans) or demonizing and devaluing the person that, like you Rosalinda, they disagree with in a demeaning manner by resorting to character assassination "crazy." Sooo high-school.

For the record the ordinance specifying movement of at least 2/10th of a mile was written by the city traffic engineer (not me) and was unanimously approved by the city attorney and the public works subcommitte before going to city council last Wednesday night, after a five month study. I wish I could take all the credit but I can't.

Ordinance No. 805 was done in a democratic manner and was modeled after Riverside, California's recent amendment to their vehicle storage code to stop opportunistic people from circumventing loopholes in the law. Our chief of police aptly called them "game-players" Wednesday night during his proposal to the city council that we take a proactive step and adopt Ordinance 805.

Ill-you need to get a grip. These people who are parking on our street don't even live on our street. They live in a private condo complex that has multiple parking lots and each resident has at least one attached garage. The come over and park on our street because they are inconsiderate and selfish and too lazy to clean out their garages.

For the record they park large over-sized vehicles their association won't let them store in their parking lots on our street and we are not a part of their community. They live on a different street altogether.

All we want is RESPECT and to be able to park in front of our own homes or place our garbage cans at the curb in front of our homes in a timely manner which oftentimes we can not do because some hunk-o-junk with dead leaves and cob-webs hanging from their wheel wells is stored there instead.

The fact is a range-war has evolved on ours and other feeder streets in/around this complex in the ten years that I have lived on Saint Tropez Drive between single family homeowners and condo-ites that has often led to intentional acts of vandalism. At one point one young man, I am a sixty year old senior, deliberately plowed his dual cab Toyota Tundra into my garbage can which were legally placed at the curb the night before collection. He either did it to harass me or provoke me into an actionable offense. Didn't know and didn't care. The fact is I did not take the law into my own hands and never will. So if you think harassing me will silence me forget it. I am too wise to take the "hate-bait."

Anyone who stores their vehicle now will pay a fine of $350 as we now have an objective measurable distance as our standard-not the subjective observation of what ever officer happens to be on duty. Digital pictures will be taken, etc. No more loopholes.

Carol-Lynn Chambers

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