Tuesday, August 09, 2005

ORDINANCE to ease RV-parking law fails

City Mayor Steve Thompson tossed up his pen after the City Council tied their vote on an ordinance that would have loosened city laws to allow recreational vehicles to camp overnight in store parking lots. He found himself in conflict over the issue Monday night during the council's regular meeting.

On one hand he didn't want to see parking lots full of RVers, as happened years ago in the former Kmart parking lot. But on the other hand he didn't want to give the impression to out-of-town visitors that Fairbanks is unfriendly to RVers by not allowing them the free parking.

"I'm going to vote no," Thompson said, casting a vote to sink the proposal. A cheer arose from a handful of business owners who fought against it. Full Story...

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