Red is no living/sleeping (dwelling) in vehicle.
Yellow is no living/sleeping (dwelling) in vehicle between 9 pm and 6 am.
Green is live/sleep (dwell) in vehicle.
All posted signs still apply.
This writer misinterpreted the law. The code stated “red–no vehicle dwelling anytime.” That was interpreted to mean the vehicle could not park or dwell there. Wrong. They can park there but they cannot live/sleep in vehicle.
This is why all neighborhoods, and Venice in general, are having an influx of motor homes. It’s free parking at the beach! Red zones you can park all day and no one is enforcing the sleeping/living. Green zones are carte blanche as it is, and the yellow zones are once again subject to enforcement.
This trailer belongs to a Jefferson-Marina apartment visitor and the couple is living in it. It is in the red zone. Neighbors across the street have knocked on door to explain the law and the response is that street is not marked as such.
Javier Rameriz, senior lead officer, has been notified and says he will keep an eye open. Meantime, the family has lived in vehicle each night for a week. Neighbors are doing petition for signs. Enough is enough.
The big solution is to get the oversized vehicle sign posted on your block. Sign says:
“NO PARKING, 2 AM TO 6 AM; VEHICLES OVER 7 FEET HIGH OR OVER 22 FEET LONG, EXEMPT BY PERMIT”.
Petition says “OR” but this sign says “AND”. Is this an error or has someone changed the ordinance? It makes a big difference! A really big difference!
Contact Taylor Bazley at firstname.lastname@example.org for the petition. Get 66 percent of the signatures of people on the street.
Police can just write a ticket for those under the signs. Police do not have to look in vehicle or knock on door. In fact parking enforcement could handle this.