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File #: Ord 2318    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/1/2021 Final action: 3/1/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMMERCE CITY REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THE PARKING AND ABANDONMENT OF LARGE VEHICLES, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND UTILITY TRAILERS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM FINES
Attachments: 1. Council Communication, 2. Ordinance – Final Amended, 3. Ordinance, 4. Presentation
Title
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMMERCE CITY REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THE PARKING AND ABANDONMENT OF LARGE VEHICLES, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND UTILITY TRAILERS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM FINES

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Summary and Background Information:The proposed ordinance amends the City's parking regulations by creating a new section (11-2106) to regulate the parking of large vehicles (including food trucks), recreational vehicles, and utility trailers on public streets in residential districts or adjacent to residences. The ordinance generally prohibits such parking unless an exception applies and establishes minimum penalties. The ordinance improves visibility and space on streets, preserves parking capacity by ensuring the movement of vehicles, preserves aesthetics of neighborhoods and residential areas. The regulation of these matters was discussed on study sessions on November 23, 2020 (Pres. 20-467) and January 11, 2021 (Pres. 21-02). Ordinance 2315, passed on January 4, 2021, amended other parking regulations. This ordinance supplements other restrictions on large vehicles (including unattached semitrailers) and parking in residential districts. The ordinance does not impact any applicable private covenants.
Parking restriction: New section 11-2106 generally prohibits the parking of the following vehicles in residentially zoned areas or immediately adjacent to a residence in any district:
- Large vehicles:
- trailers and truck tractors or semitrailer (laden or unladen and regardless of size)
- a vehicle having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of eight thousand one pounds or more (except for pick-ups or sports utility vehicles having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of fourteen thousand pounds or less
- a food truck or trailer (Food trucks are prohibited from operating within 100 feet of a residence under Chapter 9)
- a tow truck or vehicle equipped to provide towing services, a bus, a farm tractor, construction equipment
- an...

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