City extending eviction moratoriums, ending suspension of 72-hour parking limit

One year into the pandemic, the mayor’s office has an announcement today with news of extending some city proclamations and ending at least one. The announcement includes:

-Extending the moratoriums on residential, nonprofit, and small-business evictions through June 30, 2021 (full details in the announcement)

-Extending temporary loading zones for restaurants and small businesses

-Ending the suspension of the 72-hour parking rule; the city plans to reinstate it April 1st

That last rule has been suspended for almost a full year.

21 Replies to "City extending eviction moratoriums, ending suspension of 72-hour parking limit"

  • 2cents March 15, 2021 (5:20 pm)

    Cool, so we can all pretend to be driving anywhere with the bridge out and WFH in effect. Can’t wait for my neighbors to try and get my car towed (again).

    • M March 15, 2021 (6:35 pm)

      If one drives so infrequently that they are in risk of not just getting a 72 hour sticker but getting towed then they probably don’t need a car at all. 

      • The King March 15, 2021 (9:18 pm)

        How about things like getting sick to the point your bed ridden. But those things never happen. Those evil, entitled car owners should have their means of transportation confiscated.

      • Krs March 15, 2021 (9:49 pm)

        How does one jump to such a conclusion? “Someone doesn’t drive their car for 72 hours…oh they must not need a car at all the rest of the 8,688 hours of the year.”

      • Jasper April 5, 2021 (11:52 am)

        So you’re gatekeeping who does or does. It need a car?  Nice 

  • Also John March 15, 2021 (6:59 pm)

    I for one am glad to hear the 72 hour max parking law is being reinstated.  

  • JohnW March 15, 2021 (7:13 pm)

    It will be interesting to see what if any change is seen in parking enforcement of the 72 hour limit, which was not being enforced before the moratorium and is much less likely to be now with the additional dose of entitlement as written by 2CENTS.
    Car ranchers abound.
    Just imagine if we monetized all street parking, we could easily eliminate 72 hour scofflaws.

    • John Smith March 15, 2021 (10:42 pm)

      JohnW, just my personal experience, but it seems to me that something has changed in the last year or so. It seems to me that Parking Enforcement officers’ hours of operation has been expanded (one SPD officer who responded after hours Try again if you haven’t called in a parking complaint within the past year. If it’s regarding the 72 hour rule, wait until April 1.

  • Boop March 15, 2021 (8:29 pm)

    What about the people who back into their curb dip, but block the sidewalk without actually pulling into their driveway….  hopefully they will start being ticketed.  

    • WSB March 15, 2021 (9:03 pm)

      If you see a violation, call it in to Parking Enforcement. I heard a dispatch recently for someone parked facing the wrong way, for example. They do respond to complaints s personnel allows.

      • SeaSpade March 16, 2021 (7:34 pm)

        Facing the wrong way is illegal here?  I just assumed it was ok based on its prevalence since I moved out here…

        • BlairJ March 17, 2021 (7:22 am)

          Generally only enforced on arterials.

    • reed March 16, 2021 (8:49 am)

      I report people like this on a daily basis when out running using the Find It, Fix It app. Parking enforcement almost always responds very quickly. Sometimes I choose not to report it and use the car hood as a launch box for me and my dog to work on our jumping.

  • JohnW March 15, 2021 (11:18 pm)

    Parked the wrong way being dispatched?
     Incredible!  That violation has become so common, I assumed the law had changed.
    Noted, it is still the officer’s discretion of enforcement in my experience.  
    I have called over vehicles completely blocking the side walk, to no avail.

    • Also John March 16, 2021 (4:08 pm)

      I asked an enforcement officer about this once.  As a biker it’s very dangerous when the front of a car swings out at you.     He told me the City doesn’t enforce this law.  If so it would be $49 a pop.  The City would be rolling in money if the enforced it 

  • Kyle March 16, 2021 (12:01 am)

    I could see it on a busy street, wanting the turnover. Luckily there is plenty of parking on my street. Many of the homes don’t have driveways, so residents park on the street, sometimes for an extended period. Luckily have had no issues.

  • Lola March 16, 2021 (7:58 am)

    I am on one of those Neighbors on e-mail.  Some gal had posted that a Car had been parked in front of her house now for 4 months.  She thinks it has been stolen but she can’t get anybody to come out and ck or even run the plates.  Boy did she get an ear full from a lot of hate-full neighbors.  I would be concerned if a car that I did not recognize was parked there for so long.  I hope she can get it resolved now come April 1st. 

    • DB March 16, 2021 (9:33 am)

      I’ve had an abandoned car in front of my house for 6 months.  Police checked it out a long time ago and not stolen.  Plates with expired tabs were removed by someone about 2 months ago.  Parking enforcement actually put a ticket on her about a month ago….very weathered now, lol!  Parts of her rusted car body are held together with duct tape.  She’s been around so long, she’s become endearing and irritating at the same time.  I’ve named her Layla :).  

  • WSMom March 16, 2021 (9:28 am)

    Good morning,Does anyone know if the rule, once reinstated, will apply to RVs?thanks

    • WSB March 16, 2021 (10:32 am)

      The announcement says, “As more businesses are reopening, SDOT is developing a plan to reinstate the 72-hour parking ordinance that will be back in effect starting April 1, 2021.” There is a court case proceeding right now regarding towing/citing of vehicles used as residences so that will likely factor into whatever policy is developed. – TR

  • John Claymore March 16, 2021 (10:55 am)

    Hello to the people of the peninsula. Let’s take a walk and get some fresh air today.   It’s almost spring…. 

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