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SLO to hold parking ordinance workshop 

Facing a looming deadline to create a new city parking ordinance after a previous law was abandoned in the face of litigation, the city of San Luis Obispo is asking for public input before drafting new regulations.

On Sept. 5, city officials announced they’ll hold a public workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the SLO County Library at 995 Palm St. in downtown San Luis Obispo. Residents are encouraged to participate in the process of regulating “on-street storage of oversized vehicles” in the city.

“Our goal is to develop new regulation that balances the needs of owners of oversized vehicles and unattached trailers for personal and business use with the need for safety, health, and neighborhood wellness,” city officials said in a press release.

Though an emergency overnight parking ordinance was passed in July to crack down on overnight campers some residents said were causing safety problems throughout the city, enforcement of the regulation was significantly scaled back in light of a civil lawsuit brought about by those who received citations.

That ordinance will remain on the books until Dec. 31, when the city hopes to present an “alternate regulatory path,” City Attorney Christine Dietrick previously told New Times.

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