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Old 02-24-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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Sleeping in rv in la illegal

I see where they have made sleeping in your car or RV illegal in any residential area of L.A. areas within a block of churches,schools, or daycares are off limits.

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Old 02-24-2018, 05:08 PM   #2
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Have you noticed that, in the media, if you live in your $100k RV you are a "full timer" but living in a $10k RV you are "homeless".

Irritates me a bit
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:11 PM   #3
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Dosen't really surprise me.
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That makes as much sense as counting you as employed if your unemployment benefit runs out.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:16 AM   #5
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That makes as much sense as counting you as employed if your unemployment benefit runs out.
I feel you there.
Kinda worried the whole skoolie movement. Its an awesome thing but you know the first bad wreck they will paint us all as driving death traps no matter how safe we are.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:35 PM   #6
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Cool

Reading more it looks like you can still park in industrial and commercial zone. I know, I know, ... but at least that.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:57 AM   #7
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Here's information on where you can park: https://www.lacity.org/for-residents...hicle-dwelling
There is also an option to get a guest one-day (night) permit by mail if needed. I don't see where there is an overall limit on the one-day permits, but I see where you can only apply to 3 in one day. I'm also not sure of the price. Seems like following the maps in the link above would be a better option.
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(Deleting this until I can do more research.)
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:09 PM   #9
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San Diego had a similar law on the books and recently repealed it.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:32 PM   #10
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Here in San Diego you can sleep in your car overnight but it’s illegal to park your rv on the street overnight. People still do but you can get ticketed or towed
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So these links might be helpful to people, but I personally still have some unanswered questions.

Maps to show where you can dwell in your vehicle overnight: https://www.lacity.org/for-residents...hicle-dwelling

About parking an over-sized vehicle overnight. This also defines an over-sized vehicle: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/California/lamc/municipalcode/chapterviiitraffic?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$ vid=amlegal:losangeles_ca_mc$anc=JD_80.69.4.
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So these links might be helpful to people, but I personally still have some unanswered questions.

Maps to show where you can dwell in your vehicle overnight: https://www.lacity.org/for-residents...hicle-dwelling

About parking an over-sized vehicle overnight. This also defines an over-sized vehicle: http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/California/lamc/municipalcode/chapterviiitraffic?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$ vid=amlegal:losangeles_ca_mc$anc=JD_80.69.4.
Thanks for the link.

A little snip:.

Persons may live in a vehicle:

Daytime Hours between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks;

Nighttime Hours between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in non-residentially zoned areas which are more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools or daycare facilities or parks
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:22 PM   #13
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Thanks for the link.

A little snip:.

Persons may live in a vehicle:

Daytime Hours between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools, daycare facilities, or parks;

Nighttime Hours between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in non-residentially zoned areas which are more than one block (500 feet) away from licensed schools, pre-schools or daycare facilities or parks
Sounds like they don't want pedophiles creeping around schools...

Also who wants to stay IN LA anyway?
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:40 AM   #14
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Time to move to Canada folks
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San Diego just made it illegal again to sleep in your car unless you park in one of two overnight lots. The beach city residents in particular wanted it to be illegal again.
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San Diego just made it illegal again to sleep in your car unless you park in one of two overnight lots. The beach city residents in particular wanted it to be illegal again.



sounds more like the cops wantthe additional revenue from writing DUI tickets when a person tries to drive off their drunk instead if sleep it off in the back seat
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I saw a story about the issue in the LA area - and it was more about streets lined with people living full-time parked on residential streets - because rent is so expensive, more people are getting cheap RVs to call home on the streets.
Its similar to people moving into Walmart parking lots full time. They create the ordinance because some people take advantage of situations - I dont agree or disagree - something needs to be done about the rent issue in LA.
I would not want a residential street lined with RVs - occasional overnights are okay with me - but when the sidewalks become their patios - and they become junk piles... it needs to end.

More designated RV parks in cities for people to live full time would be a nice solution.
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sounds more like the cops wantthe additional revenue from writing DUI tickets when a person tries to drive off their drunk instead if sleep it off in the back seat
There are a lot of people living in their vehicles because the rent is high here, just like LA. The beach cities are mostly wealthy and don’t want the unwashed masses wrecking their property values. There was a huge backlash after they made sleeping in vehicles legal so now it’s illegal again.
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I saw a story about the issue in the LA area - and it was more about streets lined with people living full-time parked on residential streets - because rent is so expensive, more people are getting cheap RVs to call home on the streets.
Its similar to people moving into Walmart parking lots full time. They create the ordinance because some people take advantage of situations - I dont agree or disagree - something needs to be done about the rent issue in LA.
I would not want a residential street lined with RVs - occasional overnights are okay with me - but when the sidewalks become their patios - and they become junk piles... it needs to end.

More designated RV parks in cities for people to live full time would be a nice solution.
we are starting to see similar homeless problems in Canada, but I strongly feel that`s almost entirely the result of drugs and/or mental illness - cities need to be doing more - homeless squatter communities in city parks or private commercial property is not an acceptable answer to the problem, nor are shelters in residential areas - some cities I noticed are creating areas with tiny houses of a couple 100 sq ft each and that seems to be the best solution so far - add to that, ridiculously harsh sentences for drug dealers, help for addicts in facilities that are equipped to deal with addictions and enough of them that addicts don`t have to wait for years to get into one of them, and more help for the people with mental problems I think would go a long way towards solving the problem
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A segment of the "vandwellers" that we don't here much about live that lifestyle by choice.

I have run into a number of professional people who see it as a reasonable financial decision. Two of them that I met over in Everett are engineers for Boeing. Both in their early 40's and told me that they were on track to retire at 50.
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