The Commerce Planning Commission failed to reach a consensus Monday night on whether to allow the parking of big commercial trucks in residential neighborhoods.
After weighing the disadvantages of allowing such vehicles against the convenience it would offer the owners/drivers, the planning commission opted to table the matter for 30 days.
Currently, only two truck owners permitted under a long-terminated permit plan can legally park their big rigs in residential areas. In the process of cleaning up the city ordinances, the planning commission proposed ending the practice altogether. However, the city council asked the panel to revisit the issue, particularly to clarify the weight or class of vehicles that would be affected.
Reasons to ban the vehicles include the damage they do to city streets, their unsightliness in residential areas, and noise. Arguments for letting the vehicles be parked in residential areas include convenience for the owner/drivers and security of the vehicle.
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Commerce’s mayor and city council members watch as city manager Pete Pyrzenski (at podium) addresses the audience during a town hall meeting Monday night about the city’s code enforcement proposal.
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