CCFJ.NET: Apopka considers relaxing street-parking prohibition
Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel
By Bethany Rodgers
Published October 4, 2016
Apopka is looking to end its ban on street parking in favor of a new approach to keeping residential roads clear of cars.
In place of the ban is a plan to allow homeowner associations to craft rules for curbside parking in their communities.
The proposal is an attempt to resolve an ongoing dispute between those who dislike vehicles cluttering up neighborhood streets and those with more cars than they can fit in their driveways.
Apopka leaders passed the unusual prohibition in 2012, though at one point the city stopped enforcing it. Recently, the number of parking tickets has spiked with a spate of complaints in certain neighborhoods.
Some residents have argued the street parking ban is unreasonable, especially for families with multiple drivers. In addition, many residents in the Piedmont Lakes subdivision feel the law is unfair because their homes were built with small garages and short driveways. Read more: