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Redondo Beach wants to keep motor homes moving

July 9, 2008 | 10:32 am

Rv If owners of gas-guzzling motor homes think they can cut down on their gas bills by simply leaving their RVs parked on the street, they better think again. At least in Redondo Beach. The city is considering new restrictions on over-sized vehicles parked on public streets and lots, reports the Daily Breeze. One proposal would require that RVs be moved every four hours.

Other cities, such as Los Angeles, have toughened laws on RV parking as growing ranks of homeless take up permanent residence in the vehicles. In Redondo Beach, however, most of the complaints revolve around safety and aesthetics. RV owners, of course, argue that the new restrictions are not needed and costly, forcing many to pay for private storage.

"This motor home's been sitting here since 1991," said Anita Mack, referring to her brown RV parked on Flagler Lane, across from the city's Dominguez Park. If the rules change, "I don't know what we'll do with it," she said, explaining it would be costly to pay for storage. "It never bothered anybody up until now."

The city's police department will hold a workshop tonight to go over the RV parking proposals.

-- Jesus Sanchez

Photo: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times