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Old 05-08-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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So I live in a Los Angeles County suburban city that basically does not allow overnight street parking on the weekdays--whether it's a residential street or commercial area street.

Supposedly, this ordinance has been around for about 50-60 years or so. There are other small cities in the area that also have this ordinance or something very similar.

More or less, each SFR typically has about two cars--sometimes three.

From my perceptive, it seems like the less affluent cities in the area DO NOT have this ordinance. They have lower average incomes, lower scoring schools, and higher crime.


What is the real purpose of no overnight street parking? Density control? Safety measurement? Street beautification? Revenue?


From the City of Pasadena's website:
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With growth and new development came concern for preserving the unique quality of life in Pasadena. The need for parking regulations increased and, in June of 1950 an ordinance was passed to control on-street parking by eliminating parking on City streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. It was imposed to allow street cleaning during these early hours and to easily identify vehicles that were abandoned.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Don't know exactly but I like the rule. Keeps out the riff raff.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I see no point to the rule/law honestly. The true reason is just for the city to get more $$$$ there is no reason why guests have to suffer and pay fines just for some silly reason.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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The street cleaning reason was what we were told when we asked about it years ago. However, this article says that in some cities, the ordinance was put through back when most people owned only one car.
What's Bugging You? Overnight street parking | abc7.com
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:15 AM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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I think the law is kept around mainly to discourage people who live in their vehicles from being there.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:55 AM
 
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This happens in CA I'm surprised..? what parkin problems can yous have in this town? I live in Staten Island nothing like that.. parking here can be a major problem.. at times.. very hectic.. LA looks like a piece of cake..
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: OC/LA
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Please stay in Staten Island.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti
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I will be moving to Pasadena in a few months, near N. Lake and E. Elizabeth. We will only have one assigned parking spot, but more than one vehicle. What are my options for overnight parking?

Thanks!
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I think the law is kept around mainly to discourage people who live in their vehicles from being there.
Yes, thats one main intention.

There is a small town called Providence RI and they also have a no street parking at night law.

I have family who live next to Brown University and she rents out 3 spots on the formerly grass but now just packed mud back yard. Her yard looks like an Appalachian Auto dump ground. This is a typical car space rent in the area. It does look terrible.

In SD, we had families living and parked in dilapidated RV's. After a month of tickets/ towing tags they moved out to a different neighborhood- and a diff RV would take its place.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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I will be moving to Pasadena in a few months, near N. Lake and E. Elizabeth. We will only have one assigned parking spot, but more than one vehicle. What are my options for overnight parking?

Thanks!
City of Pasadena
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