Recreational vehicle owners in La Crescenta might get a sense of
deja vu come Sept. 27, when the county once more begins enforcing a
1991 ordinance prohibiting RV parking in frontyards.
Not only could new citations be issued, but old complaints,
received while the county had a moratorium on enforcing the
ordinance, could now also be investigated, said John Gutwein, a
supervising regional planner.
“We would probably go out and reinspect all the old ones, and then
enforce on a case-by-case basis,” he said.
Those found to be out of compliance with the ordinance would
receive a warning and then a series of fines between $100 and $500.
Those who are found to be out of compliance more than three times in
one year could be guilty of a misdemeanor and face prosecution by the
A moratorium was placed on enforcement of the 1991 ordinance in
1999, while county officials and community members debated amendments
to the ordinance. A proposed community standards district was
eventually settled upon, but voted down by the Board of Supervisors
Al Copping is one RV owner who said his neighbors don’t object to
his RV he keeps parked on his driveway.
“The only neighbor it would affect tells me it doesn’t bother him
at all,” he said. “We still feel that as a property owner we should
have the rights to use our property.”