Saturday, January 8, 2011

"No Oversize Vehicle" Signs Go Up in Venice

Today the Venice Stakeholders Association hailed the installation of the first wave of signs banning oversize vehicles from parking on City streets in Venice. The signs are being posted today at several locations in central and north Venice.

"This has been a long time in coming," said Mark Ryavec, president of the VSA. "Over the holidays there was a flood of RVs and campers on our streets, many of them rental vehicles. They treat Venice like an urban "Kampgrounds of America" and take up limited resident parking. I had one in front of my house for several nights, which causes residents to have to hunt for parking if they arrive home later in the evening."

"These signs will help preserve parking for residents and should stop the incidents of sewage dumping in our town by the owners of these vehicles," Ryavec said.

The signs ban vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet from Venice streets where over 2/3rds of the residents have petitioned for the new signs.