Committee in Hesperia, CA, proposes restrictions on truck parking

| 1/16/2008

Truck drivers living in Hesperia, CA, may want to make plans to be home on Jan. 23.

That’s because the Hesperia Community Development Advisory Committee will be meeting that night to discuss nine proposed revisions to the city’s municipal code related to commercial truck parking.

Currently, the city allows trucks to park free on public streets for two hours. However, this could change if the committee’s recommendation to eliminate the two-hour parking provision is approved.

The committee is also recommending the removal of an existing provision from the municipal code that allows trucks to park on public streets if they have permits.

Other proposed changes include a revision to the city’s residential truck parking code, which currently allows truckers to park their rigs in front of their homes. The committee is recommending this be changed so that truckers could only park their rigs in side or rear yards. This change was recommended by the committee because having a truck parked in front of a house “deters from the conventional view of a neighborhood setting.”

The committee is also recommending that the code be changed to not allow multiple trucks to park at a single residence or on a lot adjacent to the residence.

To find out more information about the upcoming meeting in Hesperia, CA, to address the nine proposed changes to the city’s truck parking code, click here.

– By Clarissa Kell-Holland, staff writer