City Beat November 2022

By Don Reynolds, City Manager
As published in the August issue of the Mission Village Voice

The City hired a new private Security company in June, and part of their duties includes parking enforcement. In the past week, the City has received several questions about parking. Parking laws can be found at this link:

At the City’s website, the latest adopted changes to the parking codes are provided in an ordinance that goes into effect 30 days from October 18, 2022. It will be illegal to block sidewalks and driveways. The Council is considering a modification to the RV parking requirements but has not acted yet. That draft ordinance is also on the City’s Website.

If you receive a parking citation and do not agree that you committed a violation of the parking laws, the back of the citation has a link to a website where you can submit a request for the citation to be reviewed by a hearing officer. If after the initial review, the hearing officer upholds the citation, and you feel strongly that the citation is wrong, you can schedule a hearing. To schedule a hearing, you must pre-pay the fine amount as a deposit, which will be refunded to you if the citation is dismissed. Visit or call 1(800) 969-6158.

New water rates go into effect this month. The base rate is increasing from $55.76 to $65.91. The Volumetric rate is increasing from $6.35 per 1,000 gallons to $7.05 per 1,000 gallons. Water conservation efforts will help the City respond to the severe drought and help offset this rate increase. The City will continue to help its utility customers with their bills until September 2023. In the past 9 months, 105 utility customers have received $37,140 dollars in assistance through this program. To apply, call this number (831)637-9293 or (831) 630-5191.