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 Tuesday, January 31 ,2017 at 11:11am
From Marin IJ: "The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that could mean new restrictions on vehicle dwellers.

The ordinance imposes no new parking rules immediately, but it gives supervisors the ability to do so in future by resolution. The new rules could be tailored by neighborhood or even by street to address complaints of people living in their vehicles or parking oversized vehicles.

The ordinance gives supervisors the option of banning parking at all times; banning all overnight parking; banning overnight parking of all vehicles except cars, motorcycles and pickups; or banning overnight parking of "oversized, commercial vehicles."

Violators could be subject to a $100 fine for each overnight violation.

Several residents of Point Reyes Station, however, said some people living in their vehicles there have become a big problem.

Marty Knapp of Point Reyes Station said, "A group of people have started living adjacent to the Giacomini wetland in vans, cars and motor homes. There are human feces migrating into the county trash can from people who are living on the street."

Tom Quinn of Point Reyes Station said his community's quality of life has been stolen by an invasion of large tour buses and a "rolling slum of homeless" who have moved in.

"This new slum is made up of vagrants and transients," Quinn said. "Some of them are mentally unstable, some are staggering drunks, thieves, vandals, needle queens and serious environmental polluters.""

FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general...
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