At the January 16, 2014 Pleasanton City Council meeting, City Council unanimously approved the adoption of Ordinance 14-1097, which repeals and replaces the Heavy Truck Route Ordinance No. 11- 1030.
The law mostly stands the same, according to City Manager Bruce Pearson, except the law now affects where heavy trucks can park. Pearson said, “We were directed by city council to amend the ordinance to say that trucks cannot park on city or public right of ways.” Pearson says that City Council responded to complaints made by citizens during public comment.
The ordinance defines a truck as “Any motor vehicle designed or operated for the transportation of property, and whose body weight or whose combined body weight and load weight or whose rated capacity exceeds 26,000 pounds.”
The ordinance does make room for commerce though: the ordinance states that it does not prohibit “the operation of trucks upon any street where necessary to the conduct of business at a destination point”, emergency vehicles, public utilities (including but not limited to city vehicles and material trucks at a street construction site). Pearson gave an illustrative example: “If a truck is parked on Goodwin and is unloading at the Shell Station that is acceptable. If a truck is parked on the side of Water Street and left overnight, that is not acceptable.”
Persons who need to see an official map of the truck route can check with the Pleasanton Police Department.