August 15, 2013 E-mail About The Dark Car Being Unmoved/Stored/Parked For 18 Days From June,2013 To August, 2013.

From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
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 Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:03 pm
 Subject:  Dark Car Parked/Unmoved By Sundance Park
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Code Enforcement,
There is a dark car parked/stored on Sycamore St. next to Sundance Park off and on for 18 days, since June.  For the last 3 days the dark car has been unmoved.  Now, they have started working on it.  I just happen to got photos of them working on that car next to Sundance Park.
They should be working on their vehicles in their driveway, which is right next door to Sundance Park.  But you allow them to continue to abuse residential house vehicle parking laws in our town with favoritism to these new folks from TX, who moved into the neighborhood in June.
I think that you have given them long enough time to move into their house.  Their 3 cars do not need to be constantly parked next to Sundance Park.  At this point in time you are showing blatant favoritism.
Between their 3 cars, one of them has been parked next to Sundance Park daily, since June 1.  That makes 74 days in a row!!!! 
Which is very much against our laws.  We in our neighbor are tired of looking at these vehicles being allowed favoritism.
Now they have actually started to work on their cars!!!!  And they have the nerve to work on their cars next to Sundance Park, instead of in their driveway.  That is so totally illegal.  Shame on Code Enforcement allowing this type of behavior to continue.
I noticed that you got the tan SUV parked on Hoover to move their vehicle.  Of course that vehicle had CO plates, not out of state plates, that makes all the difference in the world to Code Enforcement.  They moved away last week.      
Why can't you get these cars to move to their parking spaces at their own house?
How come you can do one vehicle and not the other?
Favoritism.  Our state ethics laws back our local ethics laws against favoritism.  Our CO SOS web site has all the info for your viewing pleasure. 
These neighbors must think our Code Enforcement Department is inept, as Code Enforcement does not even seem to know our own City vehicle residence parking laws.  They must also think that they are being horribly harassed by our Code Enforcement Department.  I know I would think that, as Code Enforcement keeps going back for one car after another, rather than inform them of all the vehicle violations at once.  Talk about job security for Code Enforcement.
Here are 2 photos that I took today, while the owner was working on the dark car right next to Sundance Park.
Working on vehicles next to Sundance Park is for sure against the law.  This car needs to go now.
And the tan SUV is back every now and then, too, when the dark car is being worked on by the owner.  You are just having a horrible time enforcing City Residential Parking Laws.
Bev Beaufait
Sec. 17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking limitations.permanent link to this piece of


B.  On residential lots, no more than two motor vehicles may be parked on any area of the lot other than within a fully enclosed structure or on the paved driveway which is intended for parking or access to the garage or carport. A motor vehicle which is parked or stored on an improved surface adjacent to a paved driveway, or in a rear yard, a side yard, or a side yard adjacent to the street shall be counted towards the limit of two such vehicles. No more than one such motor vehicle may be an inoperable vehicle as defined in section 8.16.040.D.1 of this Code.

Sec. 17.20.100. - Parking spaces not to be used for storage or advertising. Required parking spaces shall be available for the parking of operable passenger automobiles of residents, customers, patrons, and employees only, and shall not be used for the storage of vehicles or materials or for the parking of trucks used in conducting the business or use, or for the purpose of advertising.(Code 1977, § 17.20.100; Ord. No. 715-1981, § 15)

This is from our Ethics Code

"Open Government & Ethics Pamphlet 2013
Other Ethics Rules of Interest
Page 7

It also prohibits acts of advantage or favoritism and, in that regard, prohibits special considerations, use of employee time for personal or private
reasons, and use of City vehicles or equipment, except in same manner as available to any other person (or in manner that will substantially benefit City)."

"Last night we heard from the owners of the truck.  It belongs to a couple who recently moved to Louisville and who just purchased the vehicle.  The husband and wife are a little distressed about why the selective enforcement against them.  Commander Kingston will speak with them and convey our assurances that this is all quite routine and innocent. "

This quote is from a May 25, 2012 e-mail to me from Bruce Goodman, Police Chief.  He knows the rules.  He applies them when he wants.  He is a bully.  He does not do his job that he is paid to do.  He should be fired on the spot.  If he did his job correctly, the first time he contacted the owners, he would not be  backed into a corner to save face.  Now, he will not do his job, just to try to prove he is correct, when he is so very wrong.