RIO DELL, CA (KIEM) – Rio Dell residents are not happy about a large number of vehicles parked on City Streets. Some feel the City and Police Department are not doing anything to combat the issue.
“If I wanted to have a yard sale or something, I can’t have a yard sale because people don’t have a place to park to come and look at my yard sale,” said Tina Jackson, a Rio Dell resident.
Jackson lives on 4th S
“Half of them don’t even run. And if they do run, they barley run. They only run long enough to maybe to get to the stop sign, and they break down,” said Jackson.
The Rio Dell Municipal Code prohibits vehicles from being parked in the same location for more than 72 hours. Jackson told us that the Rio Dell Police Department tags the vehicles but are not towed away.
“I want the cars towed out of here. I don’t even think the tags on them
As our cameras were there on 4th street, Jackson’s stepsister’s boyfriend’s brother came outside and got in a confrontation with her.
“She’s a hoarder Robert,” said Jackson.
“Well deal with it,” said Robert.
“I am dealing with it. I have taken it to the City Council. I have called the cops. I have done everything, and nothing is being done,” said Jackson.
Jackson is not the only neighbor frustrated about the vehicles parked on 4th Street. She also wants something done on the issue.
“We had a party here the other day. They had to actually go and park in the tennis court parking lot. And made them walk 120 yards to my
According to Jackson, she took a petition of 20 signatures to a Rio Dell City Council meeting. They told her that they are working on the issue. We reached out to Rio Dell Mayor Debra Garnes. She referred us to the Police Department.
We reached out to the Rio Dell Police Chief Jeff Conner regarding the vehicles parked on the roadway. He declined to comment.