Coral Gables sets pickup truck referendum language
Coral Gables commissioners finalized the language for a November ballot question on whether to keep the city’s longstanding ban on the overnight parking of pickup trucks on residential streets and driveways.
Last month, at the urging of Mayor Jim Cason, commissioners voted 3-2 on a resolution to place the decision before voters as a referendum.
Thursday morning (July 5), at a special meeting at City Hall, the language was made official in another 3-2 vote. When voters hit polls in November to cast their votes for president, Gables residents will see this question:
The city has an existing ordinance that prohibits pickup trucks being parked outside of garages in residential areas for aesthetic purposes. Shall this ordinance be amended to allow one pickup truck for non-commercial use to be parked outside on private property for each residence, if such truck has a fully covered bed and has no more than four wheels?
Commissioners Maria Anderson and Frank Quesada voted against the rewritten ballot question, largely because they disagreed with mandating that the pickup truck beds must be covered.
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