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Longmont council approves ordinance cracking down on RV parking

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 14:50:38-04

LONGMONT, Colo. – The Longmont City Council has approved a plan to crack down on people living in RVs and other vehicles on city streets.

The council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance that updates the city’s policies about on-street parking, stipulating that vehicles must be moved regularly and not parked in one spot indefinitely. Currently, the city requires RVs to move one inch every 24 hours; the new ordinance would require a vehicle be moved 600 feet or a full city block every 48 hours.

City officials told Denver7 the policy aims to address complaints from neighbors, such as trash, noise and RVs taking over neighborhood streets.

"We're not trying to prohibit or limit people’s right to live in a vehicle," Assistant City Manager Sean Lewi said earlier this month. "But if you move that vehicle every 48 hours then no one neighborhood is negatively affected and that's the complaint we’ve gotten from some residents."

The change is set to go into effect in September.