August 20, 2013 E-mail Reporting Numerous Vehicles and Trailers Stored/Abandoned/Unmoved/Parked

 From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
 Cc:  Council, City <>
 Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 02:38 pm
 Subject:  Truck And Camper/Trailer Stored On W. Elm Street
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Code Enforcement,
There has been a tan truck with a yellow/white camper being stored on West Elm Street for 5 days in a row now.
If the dark car had not been allowed to stayed stored/abandoned next to Sundance Park for the past 9 days, this tan truck with the yellow/while camper would not have even tried to store their truck and camper for the past 5 days.
But Code Enforcement allows this to happen, even though residential parking laws prohibit long term parking, especially next to parks.
And there has been a light colored car parked right next to the stop sign, which is completely illegal.
There has also been a work truck with a work trailer parking next to Sundance Park on West Elm Street for 2 out of the past 5 days.  They come and go, but end up parking next to Sundance Park, when they come back.
You are obviously doing this out of malice and other improper motives or purposes, due to my reporting these complaints, and you not wanting to do your job of tagging, which you have told me is the law.
You cannot keep changing things to suit your malicious actions toward me.  
Here are 3 links proving the dark car has been abandoned next to Sundance Park for 9 days in a row; the car has been parked right next to the stop sign for the past 5 days; and the tan truck with the white and yellow camper stored on West Elm Street for the past 5 days.
No Code Enforcement vehicle has been by to check on things lately and things have gotten completely out of control on your watch.
Our neighborhood is turning into a commercial, work truck, trucks with campers storage area on our residential street.
This is totally unacceptable to us in our neighborhood.  It is out of control.
Your vindictiveness toward me has gone on long enough.
It is time to go to work and keep our street free and clear to keep up our resale values of our houses.  You are deteriorating our neighborhood.
You are not doing your civic duty at all.
I am very disappointed in the City of Louisville's Code Enforcement Department run by the Louisville Police Department.
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.