California town reviews truck parking requirements

| 2/27/2008

A review of the truck parking requirements in the city of Hesperia, CA, is on the Hesperia Planning Commission’s agenda for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The city’s Community Development Advisory Committee recently unveiled a plan to revise several of the city’s truck parking codes. Their recommendations were then turned over for discussion by the city’s Planning Commission.

One revision being recommended would ban truckers from being able to park their rigs in front of their homes. Instead, only truckers who have side or rear yards would be allowed to park at their residences.

Other proposed changes include removing the existing provision that allows trucks to park on public streets if they have permits from the city. The commission also plans to review the provision that currently allows trucks to park free on public streets for two hours.

In a previous meeting of the city’s Community Development Advisory Committee on Jan. 23, it was agreed that truckers who currently own half an acre or more would be grandfathered in and allowed to park their rigs if they obtain the proper permits. However, future residents to Hesperia would have to have an acre or more to park one truck.

– By Clarissa Kell-Holland, staff writer