September 4, 2013 E-mail Informing Code Enforcement Of The Illegally Parked Dumpster Again

From:   Bev Beaufait <>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <>
 Cc:  Council, City <>
 Date:  Wednesday, September 04, 2013 11:18 am
 Subject:  Construction Dumpster Again
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Code Enforcement,
The construction dumpster is back on Sumac Ct..  This is the 4th time, since May.
These folks are renters, who obviously are not properly informed of our City residential parking laws very well by Code Enforcement, or else they would not keep trying to illegally store/park construction dumpsters on residential property driveways and streets.
The home owners on Sycamore Street and Sumac Ct. are tired of the preferential treatment given to renters over home owners.
It is causing animosity against the renters in their neighborhood.
Some of these houses rent out for 1 month at a time.  Some houses rent out for 6 months at a time.  These folks who short term rent will not know our parking laws, and must be informed by Code Enforcement, as that is the job these public servants are paid to perform.
You do a horrible injustice for part of our neighborhood by "cherry picking", when to enforce our laws.
You give renters, who are not property tax payers, better laws enforcement than is given to property owners/taxpayers.
You have destroyed our neighborhood, due to your hatred of me.
You have pitted one neighbor against the other on Sycamore St. and Ct., that is terrible law enforcement.
Just because you hate me so much for reporting parking infractions, does not give you the right to destroy neighborhoods.
The bullying done to the neighbors on Sycamore St. and Ct. is sad.  You have no empathy.  I have never seen anybody act this way in my life, who is a civil public servant. 
There is always a first time for everything, as you folks have proved.  I hope you are proud of yourselves.
I am sure this construction dumpster that is illegally stored in a private residential driveway in a residential neighborhood will be moved immediately to make sure our neighborhood does not look like a commercial parking lot for commercial vehicles to run businesses out of private residential homes.
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.