September 18, 2013 E-mail About The Dumpster, Again.
From:   Bev Beaufait <bbeaufa@beaufait.com>   

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 To:  Bruce Goodman <BruceB@louisvilleco.gov>
 Cc:  Council, City <CityCouncil@LouisvilleCO.gov>
 Date:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 08:20 am
 Subject:  Dumpsters Again
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Code Enforcement,
 
This is out of control.  Please take action against these renters.
 
Code Enforcement harassed one of the property owners  at 387 W. Elm Street last week about having debris outside of a dumpster, while spending $$$ on home improvements.  I told her to complain to City Council.  She told me that nobody ever returns her calls.  
 
I know all about that.   
 
Code Enforcement can stop and enforce the City Code Laws on the books, when they want.
 
Why doesn't City Code leave notices for home owners on W. Elm St. about their grass being over 12 inches tall and against City Code?  Lazy, that is why.
 
Code Enforcement harasses home owners.
 
Code Enforcement does not make renters follow our City Codes.
 
This is backwards.  This is upside down.
 
When are you going to tell these renters the truth about our parking laws with regard to construction dumpsters not being allowed to be illegally parked in a residential neighborhood???
 
I realize, again, that this is job security for you, but it ruins our neighborhood.
 
But, what do you care? 
 
You don't.
 
We in the neighborhood think $$$$ is exchanging hands for allowing illegal parking in our neighborhood by renters. 
 
It is up to Code Enforcement to prove to us otherwise, by a change of action with Code Enforcement.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Bev Beaufait
 
P.S.
Chapter 17.20 OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING [1] 
Sec. 17.20.160. Motor vehicle parking limitations.permanent link to this piece of
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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.