What do you think of the proposed change to ordinances on boats, boat trailers, and travel trailers in residential zones?
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Name not shown inside North Timpview
Robert Strain inside Joaquin
This is a dumb rule. Let people decide what to do with there property and stay out of the way.
Name not shown inside Wasatch
I'm not necessarily a fan of the existing rules, but that's not the question. Given the existing rules, I'd have to argue that this proposal is a good one, if only to be more consistent.
Juliene Snyder inside Joaquin
People should be able to keep their own property wherever they want on their own property.
Ted Lloyd inside Rock Canyon
I agree with the proposal. People who say they should be able to do anything with their property they want, forget that we have city ordinances for the good of everyone, not just the landowner. We have all been through cities with so much garbage, cars, boats, trailer etc in their yards that it just makes the city seem like a dumping ground. None of us want to live in a city like that. Most of Provo is a pretty city that attracts others to want to live here. Boats, trailers etc in residential zones ruins the city for all of us.
Name not shown inside Fort Utah
Provo used to be an awesome place to live. The last few years I've seen and experienced increasing government overreach. Any entity with taxing authority or ordinance control is overreaching into our wallets, lives, and property. The majority of those in government--including our own Provo City council--are more concerned with "progress," generating more tax revenue, and making commercial entities and developers happy.
Most government officials forget they work for and represent the people, not their own interests. Not only do we pay "rent" in the form of property taxes to the city, school district, county and others who collect and impose taxes on what is supposed to be our land for our use, but there is increasing overreach in telling residents what they can and cannot do with their property. As long as something on the property does not pose an undue hazard to those off the property, it should not matter what a resident parks on their own property. Those concerned with this should move to an actual HOA rather than trying to make all of Provo a government enforced HOA.
I know someone who was forced by Provo to do something with their undeveloped property or they would be heavily fined. He told us of someone whose property was annexed into the city--no say on the property owner's part--and then forced to comply with Provo ordinances or get jailed and fined. Really?! Is this what Provo is becoming? Are we (read "anyone in a government official role") really mandating what residents can or cannot do? Property mandates in the form non-grandfathered-clause ordinance?
Not to mention the poorly conceived, planned, and implemented construction projects--most of which have been heavily opposed by residents--that have been forced on us, often in the name of progress, brining in new business, etc. And I won't even go into the city's heavy-handed school district....
Provo used to be a great place to live. Thankfully my neighborhood is still great, but we're feeling the impacts of non-resident-centered decision making. I like where I live, it's great for my family and for my work. We have lived in the same house for nearly 12 years. But, discussions about moving out of Provo have been increasing the last few years.
What happens when the control Provo City is exerting over its residents increases to the point that those who can afford to have boats, travel trailers, etc. decide to start moving away from the city, into more citizen-appreciative locales? It won't happen at once, or even with a short time of a few years, but if Provo City government doesn't shift its focus it will start seeing more of its valuable residents deciding to leave and the quality of life in Provo will begin to deteriorate quickly.
Kyle Rizzo inside Lakeview North
This is over reaching of the goverment and just causes more work load for enforcing. As long as it's not a safety concern, meaning the trailers of any types aren't a hazord to others this could include unmaintained trailers that are rusty or falling apart. There shouldn't be any enforcement. The examples show utility trailers that look well maintained and parked as reasonable as possible. This feels more like an HOA task as it would be debatably an eye sore mainly for some of them but they are still well maintained. Another concern is adding utilty trailer to the list puts small business owners such as contractors, plubmers, electricions and other tradesmen in a difficult position. That would require they move the trailers around constantly or require spending money to conform to the new rules by parking them remotely or renovating their homes. A lot of provos homes are of the type and style that there isn't space for trailers not in the driveway and front area.
Danny Martinez inside Provo Bay
Just as this pandemic has hit its peak I hope you're changing parking criteria not allowing people who are now leaving their homes and enjoying the outdoors with their travel trailers their boats whatever they have to go see nature I think that people need their space at the moment and more important things should be taken care of than just parking. Driving around Provo has been hard enough with all the construction but the speeding is something that needs to be taken care of. I walk around Southwest Provo and see so many people speeding making it dangerous for the children on bicycles or just crossing the street. Please leave this vote on the table for a later time when our country can go back to normal thank you
Name not shown inside Oak Hills
I support people using their driveways for their trailers, etc. My concern is the growing number of boats and months-long landscaping projects blocking the shoulder, the bike lane, and even spilling into the street. This is dangerous for pedestrians, which include many children walking to bus stops along this road.
Name not shown inside Fort Utah
If someone wants to park their boat, trailer, or RV on their own lot. Let them! I only see a reason to change this if it is a hazard. We will drastically change what type of people are in our neighborhoods if they can’t park their property on their own lots.
I support the changes to this ordinance