WEATHER »

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 homelessinsb.org

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

State Rejects Montecito Sanitary District Conflict Complaint

District anonymously accused of misusing public funds.

Task Force Update: Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara

Community forum address the latest numbers and sting operations.

Montecito Explores Microgrid for Emergency Services

System would support fire and water agencies during power outages.

EDC Scores a Win for the Santa Barbara Channel

Offshore fracking permits enjoined by federal judge.

Saturday Treats in Store, and Out

Downtown Santa Barbara retail pops up at Storke Placita and restaurants step out.