So Much For The No Rigs Ordinance

The Rio Rancho City Council overturned a recently enacted Ordinance that banned tractor trailers from parking in residential areas.

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, about a dozen truck drivers attended a City Council meeting to speak out against an ordinance that had been approved the week before. It prohibited tractor-trailers from parking on residential lots in Rio Rancho.

Many of the drivers argued that before purchasing houses in Rio Rancho, they had checked with the city to make sure they could park their rigs at their homes. Others said they had surveyed their neighbors, and found that many were surprised by the city’s decision to enact such an ordinance.

Personally I’m not sure what to make of it. I’ve seen the rigs parked around Rio Rancho and they do take a lot of room and don’t look that great. They shouldn’t be around for very long, since the truckers make their money by being on the road, not parking the truck.

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