Coral Gables’ pickup truck ban headed to scrap heap
Coral Gables residents who own a pickup truck don’t have to worry about parking their vehicles at home.
Voters scrapped the 50-year-old ban that keeps them from parking pickup trucks overnight in city driveways.
With all 26 city precincts reporting, the ban headed to the junk heap.
The pickup-truck controversy has been a bone of contention in posh Coral Gables for years — prompted by a lawsuit by a resident more than three decades ago.
The city didn’t have to reconsider its ordinance since the Gables has consistently prevailed in the courts, most recently in 2011, when the Florida Supreme Court upheld the city’s position that a municipality has the authority to control its aesthetics.
“I’m really pleased the citizens of Coral Gables have decided to modify this archaic law,” said Commissioner Maria Anderson, who pushed to change the controversial ordinance.