But two months later, Public Works put up the “No Truck Parking” signs.
“Some owners of adjacent properties have requested this for years. We had no real reason to say no or yes, ”said Greg MacLean, director of the Department of Public Works and Utilities.
“Ultimately, we decided that enough people in the neighborhood were concerned about parking trucks there.”
Part of the street is still available for other cars and pickups to park during the day, MacLean said.
But the entire street is a no-parking zone, which means anything larger than a pickup truck is prohibited.
The city may have restricted parking based on time, number of hours, or the weight of the truck.
But this is the simplest and easiest solution, MacLean said.
The larger truck ban was “certainly legal, and there was enough interest,” he said.
Part of the complaint about the trucks was their visual impact, which distracted from other businesses.
As part of a general cleanup, Dave Pauley, one of Tarrence’s vocal opponents, has offered to do some landscaping and clean up the back of the buildings he owns along the street, MacLean said.
Tarrence has found another parking space for his trucks nearby, but it cannot be seen from Capitol Parkway.