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They are related, but there's a separate presentation and that last thread was loooong.…
Reminder: At least two separate ordinances prevent ppl from living in their cars in Boulder. One, you can't live in a car anywhere, even on private property. Two, you can't park overnight more than 48 hours on city streets.
Enforcement is complaint-based, so it's all about if someone calls you in. As suspected, far more likely to be ticketed for parking (100-150 a year) than living in a vehicle (28 issued since 2014)
But if you can't legally park, it really doesn't matter if you're getting charged with living in a vehicle. Bc you can't park in the city anyway.
The reason this is being tied to homelessness is that, obviously, ppl who live in cars are experiencing homelessness. And as noted earlier, families (with kids) are much more likely to live in cars than single adult ppl experiencing homelessness.
Other ppl living in RVs or converted ambulances, etc. are often reluctant to give up something they've spent $10,000 or more on to go into the system, where they may have to wait a year or more for housing.
That's what the last discussion was about: What's the solution for these ppl who may be in-between shelter and permanent housing? Without safe parking, this is illegal.
Another issue that Brockett is raising now is not abut homelessness, but possible class discrimination about ppl with trailers for businesses (landscaping, etc.) who are less likely to own private property on which to park.
"There are equity concerns," Brockett says.
Young agrees.
Carr: It's fairly common for cities not to allow commercial vehicles to park on city streets. In fact, we don't allow passenger vehicles to park for more than 72 hrs on city streets.
Carr: This is complain based. My guess would be "you would not see a community going after one of their own."
"One of their own" is I think exactly the issue that Brockett and Young are raising here.
There is not racial data breakdown on overnight parking tickets, bc that isn't gathered.

The majority of citations for living in vehicles is predominantly white ppl: 22 issued to white males
5 issued to white females
1 issued to a black male
That's ... it? We're wrapping up the meeting now.

So... there are equity concerns but nothing's being done about it? Unless I missed something.
And with that abrupt and odd ending.... @threadreaderapp please unroll. Thank you.
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