July 3, 2012 E-mail From William Kingston Who Wants To Help.
July 4, 2012 E-mail From Ward 2 Susan Loo Defending the Chief of Police Even Though We Have City Code Parking Residential Laws That She Did Not Bother To Check Out.

From:   Susan Loo <SusanL@LouisvilleCO.Gov>   

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 To:  Bev Beaufait <bbeaufa@beaufait.com>
 Date:  Wednesday, July 04, 2012 09:28 am
 Subject:  RE: Parking issues
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RE: Parking issues

Ms. Beaufait,

While your individual experience with our police department may not have been satisfactory, they are still one of the finest in the Metro area and doing the best they can under the circumstances. I have attached a link to the Municipal Code <http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientID=13149&stateID=6&statename=Colorado>. Unfortunately for your situation, as you will read, your neighbor is within his rights and the police are doing their job.

I know this does not make you happy but that is the situation.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bev Beaufait [mailto:bbeaufa@beaufait.com]
Sent: Wed 7/4/2012 8:50 AM
To: Susan Loo
Subject: Fwd: Parking issues

Ms. Loo,

We have had problems with a commercial vehicle in our neighborhood since May 24, 2012. It is not used as a daily work vehicle. Instead it has been left unattended in basically the same spot, being moved about 1 foot about once every 3 weeks to try to "follow code rules". The Code Enforcement Department has every excuse in the book for not tagging this as an abandoned vehicle.

They are also wasting police time driving my this abandoned vehicle on a regular basis trying to prove me wrong. Why are they wasting police resources this way? I find it disconcerning.

They have no Code Book that they are telling me what the rules are. There is no page number reference for me to verify the law. There is no section number given to me over the months telling me exactly what the "law" is.

I don't think they know. I am beginning to think that they are being paid by the owner to stay parked there.

In the past, abandoned vehicles left unattended for over 2 weeks, they were tagged and moved. The law seems to have changed since last spring.

The Chief of Police and William Kingston don't seem to know the "law" to enforce abandoned vehicles. I think they need a refresher course.

I would like a copy of the Louisville Code Enforecment Book. Can you please tell me where I can get one? At least then I can acurately quote the law.

Thanks for your time.

Bev Beaufait
388 W. Elm St.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Kingston [mailto:billk@louisvilleco.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 08:50 AM
To: bbeaufa@beaufait.com
Subject: Parking issues

Although Chief Goodman is on vacation in New York, he forwarded me the newest e-mail that you sent him. As I indicated in my e-mails to you over the last few days about this issue, I believe that I can address the issues that concern you. I am not certain that we will be able to help you in a way that you will find acceptable.
1.Abandoned ?Mr. Rooter? truck
a.The ?Mr. Rooter? truck is not abandoned. Since your first e-mail, I routinely drive down your street on the way to work, on the way home, or during the course of my work day. Sometimes it is there. Sometimes it is not there. That suggests to me that it is not abandoned. As I write this to you, I returned from driving down your street a few minutes ago. The truck was not there. The truck is not abandoned. Because it is not abandoned, you should not expect us to do anything about it being lawfully parked on a public street. The times that I have driven by it, I also saw that it was parked a lawful distance from the fire hydrant.
2.Commercial vehicles being parked in a residential area
a.You are unhappy with the presence of a commercial vehicle being parked in your neighborhood. There is no ordinance that prohibits a simple commercial vehicle from being parked in a neighborhood. As I indicated in my earlier e-mail, the only parking ordinance that addresses commercial vehicles is a restriction as to the size of a commercial vehicle ? a semi-trailer, for example, cannot be parked in a residential area for more than 24 hours (although even then, there are certain allowances). Regardless of what you believe to be the case, there is no law that addresses the parking of a commercial vehicle in a residential neighborhood. Having lived in Louisville for almost 35 years, I can assure you that neighborhoods throughout the city have cars and trucks belonging to plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers, IT specialists and hordes of other occupations parked on city streets. Many of them are hardworking residents who live here. It is not illegal for them to park such vehicles on a public street.
I think those two issues are what I have distilled from your e-mails. If there are other issues that we can examine, we would be happy to do so.
Bill Kingston
Operations Commander