Gables voters to decide on pickup-parking question
The Nov. 6 ballot for residents of the city of Coral Gables includes a question asking voters to consider an amendment to the current Zoning Code requirement that pickup trucks be parked inside garages within residential zoning districts, which has been in place for many years. The question states:
An Ordinance Pertaining to Parking of Pickup Trucks in Coral Gables
“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 of a residence, if such truck has no items in the bed, has no commercial markings or equipment, and has no more than four wheels?”
If the majority of voters vote yes and approve this ballot question, Section 4-411 of the Zoning Code of the city of Coral Gables will be changed to allow a pickup truck for non-commercial use to be parked outside of a residence if the bed of the truck is empty and the truck has no commercial markings or advertising, no commercial equipment or appendage attached to its exterior, no modifications, and no more than four wheels.
If the majority of voters vote no and do not approve this ballot question, Section 4-411 of the Zoning Code will remain effective, and the existing prohibition on pickup trucks parking outside of garages within residential zoning districts will remain the same.
Polling place information and additional information concerning the ballot question and Zoning Code amendment are available by contacting the city clerk located at 405 Biltmore Way, first floor; phone: 305-460-5210.
This article is from the city of Coral Gables Public Affairs Department.