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City Lifts Overnight Parking Ban - Temporarily

For Thanksgiving week, folks may leave their cars on the street over night without a paid pass -- but the 72-hour rule remains in effect.

Fretting about where to stow the relatives' cars while they bunk with you this week? No problem, the City of South Pasadena has gotten into the holiday spirit.

From Nov. 21-26, vehicle owners will not be cited for leaving their cars on city streets, an action that ordinarilly requires a city permit if a person parks over night. Municpal code limits the parking of motor vehicles on streets to one-half hour between the hours of 2-6 a.m. 

However, the city warns, the exemption does not cover a vehicle that has parked in one spot on any public roadway for more than 72 hours. Those vehicles will be cited, according to the city's Neighborhood Watch Newsletter.

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Betty Jean November 19, 2012 at 04:23 PM
That's nice but overnight parking isn't enforced as much as it should, IMO. On my street there are cars in the same spot for weeks and cars without parking tags are common.
Donna Evans (Editor) November 19, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Really? Police seem like real sticklers when it comes to parking in South Pas. I got a ticket a minute after I started covering the city :-) Have you tried calling the city, Betty Jean? When you drive around town there are signs everywhere warning about the overnight rule.
Betty Jean November 19, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I have Donna, many many times over the years but honestly I've given up on it. There are bigger fish to fry in S P. Day time parking officers are always around but I've been told that overnight parking is patrolled by regular SPPD officers. I'm sure there are more important issue going on at night in S P so I completely understand.
Betty Jean November 26, 2012 at 05:02 PM
As of today four cars on my street have been in the same spot for a week. The 72 hour rule is silly and never enforced. All four have a pile of leaves on them from the city trees which make them a little obvious. This is a failure of the day time parking officers who are contracted out and who seem to be only concerned with the quick ticket. Pathetic.
Donna Evans (Editor) November 26, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Hmmm...would you be able to take a picture of that for me? I can follow up with the police, but it's easier if I have a visual, and by the time I get into town this morning, they could be moved.
Sam Burgess March 09, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Donna, Patch has been hacked again.
Donna Evans (Editor) March 09, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Yes, Sam, as I said in my last comment to your alerting me to this thank you - and we've got our IT people dealing with it.

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