This is a very old topic in SoCal...San Diego copied some other beach communitis laws in 2013. Chula Vista copied SD about a year later.
As typical, TV news only gives a piece of the story...the permit is required for ANY oversize vehicle (boat, trailer or motorhome) and ONLY for verified residents with a vehicle registered to the resident (no guests) and the cost is $1.25 plus 75 cents for the contracted permit vendor. The permit time (forbidden without) period is 2-6am The RV must be parked within 100 ft of the resident's address and there is a 3 day consecutive max for permits and 75 days total for any year period.
That basically means no transient parking from 2-6am...and does not prevent a stop for travelers needing a nap.
Now, fast forward 2 years... the reality is that only residential areas (especially the beach communities) get enforcement, unless a citizen complains. There are enclaves of "live-aboard " RV'ers still overnighting in the industrial parks all over the area....unless a citizen complains.
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (Ret), '07 Damon Outlaw #1193
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