Did you know that Centennial City Council is considering a city-wide parking ban of all recreational vehicles on private property (RV, boat, snowmobile, trailer) taller than 6 feet, AND it would require parking in a side or backyard behind a 6 foot fence to limit viewing the vehicle from the front street.
Centennial City Council discussed this issue in the April 8th Study Session. Both council members from District 1 support the idea.
This a bad idea for two key reasons.
First, burdening tens of thousands of Centennial residents to satisfy the wishes of the few who are bothered by seeing an RV on someone else’s property is unnecessary.
This is a prescription impacting tens of thousands to address a concern of hundreds (if that many). The majority of the RV owners I know respect their neighbors, and cause no harm to property values.
Second, it would place an undue financial burden on RV owners now having to rent storage space in storage centers (e.g., $70/mo). The economy may be better for some, but not for all.
If enacted, this law would impact too many in order to satisfy the preferences of too few. Certainly, there will be other standards the city needs to consider enacting city-wide, but this isn’t one of them.
At what point does the argument of “protecting property values” warrant new laws to restrict or eliminate your private property rights?
District 1 Candidate for Centennial City Council
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