Neighbors say 50 to 70 people live in about 15 RVs, along with other vehicles, that are normally parked on the road. But on Wednesday, just two remain, because they're incapable of moving.
Protesters in East Palo Alto blocking tow truck from taking RV on Weeks Street. 50-75 people living in vehicles on street forced to leave by city. Protesters want somewhere for them to go. pic.twitter.com/LOXwh7gCu8— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) November 15, 2017
The others have moved, many are parked around the corner. What's left behind on Weeks Street are "No Parking" signs put up by the city, Tuesday afternoon.
People living on the street say they were given less than 24 hours to move. Neighbors say Weeks Street floods when it rains. The municipal code cited on the no-parking signs is for emergencies or construction. The parking restrictions are in place for 60 days. Protesters want a safe alternative, if these people are forced to move.
Protesters realized tow truck driver was not there for RVs but just worked at the end of the street. They let him through. https://t.co/DEjyO265bQ— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) November 15, 2017
The Public Works and Transportation Committee is meeting tonight. On the agenda, is a recommendation to the City Council to adopt a parking ordinance to restrict parking of oversize vehicles in the city. Many at the protest say they're going to attend the meeting. Click here is the agenda.