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COUNCIL BILL NO. 18-032 <br />ORDINANCE NO. 2856 <br />AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING IN ITS ENTIRETY SECTION 27-12- <br />6-17, PARKING RESTRICTIONS FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, OF THE LAS <br />CRUCES MUNICIPAL CODE 1997, AS AMENDED. <br />The City Council is informed that: <br />WHEREAS, it was determined at the September 11, 2017, work session that Las <br />Cruces Municipal Code ("LCMC 1997"), Section 27-12-6-17, Parking restrictions for <br />recreational vehicles, could be repealed and replaced to improve clarity and enforcement; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, a draft ordinance was presented at a public input meeting, then to the <br />City Council but was tabled to clarify allowable parking time limits and permitting; and <br />WHEREAS, a second public input meeting was held to present a new draft <br />ordinance, in which the general consensus was that there were concerns about the <br />unpermitted parking time; and <br />WHEREAS, the final draft for adoption no longer allows unpermitted RV parking <br />on residential streets, but allows eight hours to obtain the permit, and adds an additional <br />day to the permitted time, which makes it six consecutive days for a maximum of 18 days <br />in a 90 -day period; and <br />WHEREAS, a 12 -month evaluation period will be put in place to allow for proper <br />data to be gathered on how many permits are requested, how many citations are written, <br />operational impact and the effectiveness of the ordinance. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, be it Ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Las <br />Cruces: <br />