There is NO excuse to let people park overnight on residential streets just because they have a wheel on the grass. Last I checked isnt that grass city property? NOT homeowner property. I live in Centura Parc neighborhood, and EVERYONE has at least a two car garage and a driveway, PARK ON THEIR DRIVEWAY. My neighborhood at night looks like a used car dealership! Some people have parked halfway on the grass!

This exception to the overnight parking rule needs to stop! NO OVERNIGHT parking on residential streets - NO exceptions!

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Yvonne Lopez, Community Relations Director admin over 1 year ago

Brian,

Our Code Compliance Supervisor is working with the Police Department in dealing with vehicles parked in the roadway.

Our Code prohibits vehicles parked in a roadway. It does permit the homeowner or their guests to completely park their vehicles in swales adjacent to their home. For your reference, this is the City code: https://www.municode.com/library/fl/coconut_creek/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH19TRMOVE.

Thank you and let us know if this remains an issue over the next few weeks.

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Jonathan Abramson over 1 year ago

I assume the ordinance about Sec. 19-37. - Parking in residential zones. Restrictions. Except as provided herein no owner or person having the use of a commercial, heavy commercial vehicle or recreational vehicle shall park said vehicle in residential zoning districts (RS-1, RS-3, RS-4, RC-5, RC-8, RM-10 and single-family, zero lot line, zero lot line-cluster and multi-family portions of PUD's and MH-1). a. Passengers vehicles shall be permitted to park on a paved driveway, or within a carport, garage or screened side yard of all residential districts. b. Within single-family zoning districts (A-1, RS-1, RS-3, RS-4, RC-5, RC-8 and single-family and single-family zero lot line portions of PUD's and MH-1), parking of owner or guest passenger vehicles shall be permitted within the grass portion of the swale area, such that there is no damage to the swale area and the grass area of the swale is kept in a safe and suitable condition. Vehicles may be parked on the paved portion of the swale leading to the private driveway, providing that it does not protrude onto a sidewalk.

The question is enforcement in HOA that is a gated community and who can enforce the rules if the HOA can't. Can something be done to give permission to the city to enforce these parking ordinances within gated communities? And who enforces these ordinances at night time if code enforcement doesn't work those hours?

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Yvonne Lopez, Community Relations Director admin over 1 year ago

Jonathan,

The City of Coconut Creek's Police Department and Code Compliance Division enforce all ordinances within the City, including gated communities. If a violation occurs during evening hours and Code Compliance Officers are not on the clock, the Police Department can enforce all rules. Please call the PD non-emergency phone number at 954- 973-7222. Thank you.

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slavko grguric 8 months ago

Here we go again! Why do some people have a pickle up their butt about parking. Under some circumstances grass is the only option. It does not bother me whatsoever that a car is parked on the grass from time to time. Why does it bother you? Perhaps you want to make other people's lives miserable by complaining about such meaningless issue. We have millions of starving children all over the country and you are worried about parked cars. How selfish? Just my opinion.

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Brian Riccomini 8 months ago

Let them park on your grass! I've got tire tracks on mine!

You want to pay for my lawn care?

Let's not call people selfish when you obviously don't know the whole story!

It's not about just parking... it's ruining my lawn - something that I have to spend my hard earned money on.

if I don't my association fines me!

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Brian Riccomini 8 months ago

I've spend over $30k on my home to make it something to be proud of as a resident and homeowner of Coconut Creek.

If this continues I'll just sell my home and move to a city that cares more about keeping it's residential areas looking beautiful.

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slavko grguric 8 months ago

I share your frustration Brian. There is a shortage of parking spaces in every neighborhood. You are not alone. I had work done om my driveway whereby I couldn't get in to my garage or park on my driveway. The only option I had was to park on the street with right wheels parked on the grass. A complainer complained and I had two boots attached to my two cars. I was not a happy camper to say the least. We need to be nice to each other, get along, talk instead of making complaining phone calls, help one another, be helpful to a fellow human being, and so on and on. Complaining never brought happiness to anyone. Helping others has. Have a great day.

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Brian Riccomini 8 months ago

I'm the one who has to pay the $400 fine my association sends me for not taking care of my grass all because I've got people parking on my grass at night.

You think I should just sit here and say nothing?

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Jonathan Abramson 8 months ago

You do realize that street parking can also cause delays for emergency vehicles? When cars on opposing side of the streets do street parking, and several houses start to do this, it can mean deadly delays. You ok with that?

If you have more cars than your allowed to park, then it's your issue to resolve. Maybe you have a neighbor willing to rent you a parking space if they have one available? There are sometimes simple solutions. Don't look as if parking on your street is the only option. It's still against the city ordinance and possibly your HOA rules as well.

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Brian Riccomini 8 months ago

I can barely pull my car out of my garage. Can't imagine emergency vehicles trying to manuveur

But the fine I will get from my association is what isn't fair.

I can't keep repairing my grass - I'm not wealthy

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slavko grguric 8 months ago

I suppose that the only solution to this problem is to have them towed. So, have them towed.

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