February 24, 2002

The Costa Mesa City Council made a wise decision in the name of safety

Monday when it somewhat banned motor homes from parking on city streets.

Motor home owners will still be allowed to park their vehicles on the

streets to load and unload their vehicles -- for 48 hours each time --

but will have to apply for city-issued parking placards to do so. Owners

will also have to post stickers on bumpers to identify local vehicles.

City officials, especially those at the Police Department who issue


the placards, should keep open minds when it comes to limiting motor home

owners to 30 round trips per year. After all, it is possible that a few

cases will take more trips.

But, overall, the City Council, city and residents have come to a wise

compromise that will benefit and provide safety to everyone, including

the vehicle owners.

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