The currently proposed parking ordinance has something for everyone. On-street parking will be legal in Apopka for the first time in four years and individual HOAs will have the power to ban on-street parking in their neighborhood.
The Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee began a series of bi-weekly meetings back in July. At that meeting Chief Mike McKinley established the following basic criteria:
The current draft of the proposed parking ordinance is posted on the City's website. You can use this link to download it. The proposed ordinance is 17 pages long, but the part that will be of interest to most is found int he first 4 pages.
The rules in the proposed ordinance parallel those establish by the Florida Statues. Use this link to look at those regulations.
By far the most interesting provision will be found in paragraph 7 of Section 78-39 on page 4.
Parking can be totally prohibited in a neighborhood if the majority of the members of the HOA so vote and if the HOA pays to have No-Parking signs installed.
The committee is meeting again on Monday, September 26th at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers to hear from the public.