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Paradise Valley parking ordinance addresses dust issues

Posted: 11:24 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 05:24:35Z

It looks like a simple zoning ordinance that has to do with parking, but in Paradise Valley, looks can be deceiving.

Officially the town says it's trying to regulate parking to prevent "fugitive particulate matter," what most of us would call, dust.

But even the town's attorney says it's not really about that.

"This is meant to be a pretty limited amendment, targeted at home occupancy when the parking has kinda gotten out of control, not something that's meant to be a dust control per se regulation," said Andrew Miller, Paradise Valley town attorney.

In this extremely wealthy suburb, mega mansions can be rented on sites like Airbnb.  

Arizona law doesn't allow regulations that could impact that business, except to address noise and parking issues. 

The parking ordinance would also limit other commercial uses of residential homes including renting properties out as wedding venues or for auctions.