West Valley City Council Votes To Make It Illegal To Park Within 5 Feet Of Driveways
Apr 24, 2021, 3:59 PM | Updated: Jul 14, 2023, 10:39 am
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A new parking ordinance in West Valley City caused some controversy on social media.
The West Valley City Police Department announced on Facebook Thursday afternoon that the city council voted unanimously to make it illegal to park within five feet of any driveway.
“You can stop long enough to let someone get in or out of your car, but you need to stay in your car while that’s happening, and, as soon as you’ve loaded or unloaded your passenger, you need to move the vehicle,” read the post.
Hundreds of residents weighed in on the decision.
Some supported the matter, saying driveways were being hindered by cars parking on the street, but a larger amount of residents seemed to be unhappy with the ruling.
Many said it was unfair for larger families and that the ordinance made it impossible for friends to visit.
Several commenters suggested that those who were frustrated with the ordinance should take their complaints to the city council.