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
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.
From: Bev Beaufait [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wed 7/4/2012 8:50 AM
To: Susan Loo
Subject: Fwd: Parking issues
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
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.
388 W. Elm St.
From: William Kingston [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 08:50 AM
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
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
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.