Nick St.Oegger

RV Group Suing City

Homes On Wheels (HOW) Sues City over 2009 Parking Ordinance

An attorney for a recreational vehicle (RV) advocacy group called Homes On Wheels (HOW) has filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara, asking the court to strike down a 2009 RV Parking Ordinance because it discriminates against people who use RVs for transportation and habitation.

Attorney Joe Allen, acting on behalf of HOW and RV dwellers Linda Miller and Gregory Rose, said the ordinance makes it impossible for RV dwellers to park near many schools, churches, hospitals, and public parks in the city without risking a costly ticket that could also lead to the loss of their vehicle.

“The city has never established that there is a special problem with RVs being parked [near] a park or a school, other than their being owned by poor people,” Allen said. To read more, go to

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