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RV Dwellers Seek to Reopen Lawsuit

Attorneys for RV Dwellers Say City Has Reneged on Its Promise


Attorneys for Santa Barbara RV dwellers want a Superior Court Judge to throw out a settlement they made with the city in 2007, because, they say, the city isn’t honoring its terms.

Specifically, they argue that the city promised to prohibit RV parking at night, and during the day, in limited areas only—essentially between the 101 freeway and the beach. Yet, in the last two years, “No RV Parking” signs have been sprouting up all over town, effectively discriminating against an entire class of vehicles and the people who live in them.

“Our position is the city did not honor the settlement,” said Joe Allen, one of two lawyers for the nonprofit group Homes on Wheels (HOW).

The motion wants the 2007 settlement vacated and HOW’s original lawsuit reinstated. A hearing is scheduled for April 7. To read more, see homelessinsb.org.

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