L.A. May Ban Overnight RV Parking in Venice

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September 22, 2010 by   1 Comment

Amid outrage over RV dwellers allegedly dumping raw sewage on the streets of Venice, the Los Angeles City Council will consider calling for an “urgency ordinance” today (Sept. 22) that would prevent oversize vehicles from parking overnight at certain locations, the Daily Breeze reported.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl, whose district includes Venice, called for prohibiting or limiting the parking of oversize vehicles on the area bounded on the east by Lincoln Boulevard, on the south by the Los Angeles County line, on the west by Ocean Front Walk, and on the north by the border with the city of Santa Monica.

He said the restrictions should kick in between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

“Venice Beach is a residential area consisting of single- and multi-family homes with inadequate parking,” Rosendahl said. “This is a problem exacerbated by the parking of oversized vehicles resulting in the inability of residents to find parking on their blocks as well as other issues adversely impacting their quality of life.”

The California Coastal Commission has twice denied the city’s attempts to establish resident-only “overnight parking districts” in Venice.

The council responded by passing an ordinance prohibiting vehicles of a certain size from parking overnight in Venice. Such a law does not require commission approval.

Tensions boiled over this month when it took activists several days to get city officials to summon cleanup crews to three Venice intersections where raw sewage had been dumped.

Venice residents are currently circulating petitions to ban oversized vehicles from parking on their specific blocks overnight.

While some beach areas are set up to accommodate RVs — such as Dockweiler State Beach, where overnight camping is allowed and holding tank pump-out stations are available — Venice is not.

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One Response to “L.A. May Ban Overnight RV Parking in Venice”

  1. Richard H. Feibusch on October 10th, 2010 5:22 pm

    The situation in Venice, CA is WAY out of control. This is what happens to a socially liberal communityattempts to help the poor and fills itself with nonprofit social services that start by helping a few but then become a magnet for hundreds, and then have no idea of how they are going to manage the ever growing mess.

    In turn, the local government, that believes that it has done its part, by channeling millions of dollars in funding and stretching the zoning rules to allow services next to homes and businesses, finds itself burdened with finding a solution that will appease residents, while being lobbied by the social service lobby, local homeless “advocates” and the threats of legal action by the ACLU.

    Two weeks ago police officers were added to the area and City officials took a strong stand and promised relief from the crime and grime – There was another large scale sewage dumping last evening – As I heard it, even though there were pictures taken and eye witneses, the dumpers still were not cited…

    The residents are so angry that some are selling their homes and others are starting to talk about violence – not a good situation and not very good publicity fro the motorhome industru in general. For a better look at what is happening with the RV community in Venice, CA, log onto:

    Videos Depicting Vehicle Dwellers & Homeless on the Streets of Venice:….._embedded#!…..r_embedded…..r_embedded


    Dumping news reports:…..95579.html…..venice.php