Residents push back on proposed parking ordinance Monday, Oct. 21

By Matt Ward —

Though the topic was not on Monday’s agenda, local residents spoke out against a proposed ordinance regulating parking of large vehicles in residential and commercial areas during the public comment portion of the Fredericksburg City Council’s regular meeting Monday evening.

According to the proposed ordinance introduced at the council’s Oct. 7 meeting, city-wide parking would be limited to front yards on proper surfaces or in side yards only where the vehicle is screened and on a proper surface.

Loading and unloading, as well as parking for construction projects during daylight hours would be exempted uses.

In residential areas, no tractors, trailers or boats would be allowed unless enclosed or screened or parked for no more than 48 hours for servicing.

The ordinance is currently undergoing revisions by city staff and will be brought back before the council at a future meeting.

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