CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – Coral Gables officials have decided to uphold the current pickup truck ordinance already in place.
They held a workshop Monday to discuss modifying a current ban on parking pick up trucks overnight in the city.
In the end, commissioner voted to keep it the way it is.
Existing rules prohibit trucks from being parked overnight on city streets or in residential driveways.
The ordinance the commission voted on Wednesday would have allowed residents to have one truck per household. However, each pick-up truck would have to have a hard top on the truck bed, the truck must be parked in a home’s driveway, as close to the home as possible, and with the truck’s bed facing the home, not the street.
Truck owners who park on the swales would receive tickets.
The modified ordinance would also have specified that the rule against parking pickup trucks in commercial parts of the city would take effect only when the parking meters run out. That is a change from the original 7PM to 7AM ban.
The punishment will also stay the same. Truck owners who break the rules would first be given a warning. After that it’s a $100 fine for a second offense and then up to $500 dollar a day for subsequent offenses.