HOLLISTER – At the December 5th, 2022 Hollister City Council meeting, the City Council received a Recreational Vehicle Ordinance Report from the Hollister Police Department.
Over the last few months, several complaints have come forward to the Hollister City Council in regards to the current Recreational Vehicle ordinances. The most common complaint stems from the current ordinance not allowing recreational vehicles (motor home, boat, toy hauler, trailer, or utility trailer) to be parked in residential driveways. Some complaints are also in regards to not being allowed to park the recreational vehicles on city streets. Many of the common complaints involve residents advising they cannot find any storage locations with available spaces to rent. Some residents have complained of the inconvenience involved in retrieving their recreational vehicles from storage, loading them, and unloading them when used for trips.
Staff provided the City Council with recommended updates to the current city ordinances. The Hollister City Council provided initial feedback and directed staff to return to the City Council with a revised set of recreational vehicle related ordinances at its January 17, 2023 meeting for discussion and possible adoption.
In an effort to capture the input of the residents of Hollister regarding recreational vehicles in Hollister, a survey has been developed and will be available online and at City Hall until January 3, 2023. It is important for the city to not only hear from residents who own recreational vehicles and trailers, but our residents who do not own these vehicles to hear their thoughts on them being stored in driveways and city streets.
The results of the survey will be published in the January 17, 2023 meeting materials and will be provided to the City Council for review.