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Pickup Trucks in Coral Gables or Not? That is the question. June 12th, 2012

Coral Gables is know for its beautiful, tree-lined streets, perfectly manicured gardens, and…for its law prohibiting pick-up trucks from parking, even in private driveways, overnight.  There has long been debate over the validity of this 1960’s statute, and now the residents of Coral Gables will decide.  The story has garnered so much attention, even has taken notice.  As writer Louis Casiano explains, “The city’s Planning and Zoning Board had recommended several changes in the ordinance to the commission, such as allowing noncommercial pickups to park in private driveways as long as the bed is covered and the truck is backed in. Parking on city streets would still be prohibited.”

I am interested to see how voters feel about this issue which will go to a vote on November’s ballot.  What do you think?  Have we moved past this concern and into an era where large cars are “in” and not a detraction from the beauty of the community?  Or do we still feel this is necessary to preserve the appearance and value of properties in The City Beautiful?  Your comments are welcome below!