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"Oversized Vehicles" Targeted For Stricter Parking Regulations On South Coast


Without specifically mentioning recreational vehicles as a target, Santa Barbara City Council members supported new rules restricting parking for most oversized vehicles.

The term "oversized" applies to vehicles measuring more than 25 feet long, 80 inches wide or 82 inches high.

There will be some exceptions for tour buses and delivery trucks.

RV issues have led to years of conflicts between those concerned about health and safety impacts in local neighborhoods and those who say for people living in RVs, it's their only safe shelter.

The city has also encouraged more options for off-street RV parking such as the safe parking program – overnight – in approved local parking lots run by New Beginnings.