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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – July 23, 1950

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Susanville from Inspiration Point in the early 1950’s. From an Eastman Studios Postcard.

Parallel Parking Laws Protested
July 23rd, 1950

More than 500 people have signed petitions protesting the city’s council recent parallel parking ordinance, Paul T. Wemple of the group opposing the ordinance, announced this morning. Thirty-four businessmen and others attended a meeting this week and approved circulation of 20 petitions, which ask the city council to repeal the parallel parking ordinance or to submit to the voters of the city for election.

Attorney Donald P. Cady, who drew up the petitions, pointed out that only registered voters of the city of Susanville may sign them in order to be effective.

There are about 2,800 registered voters within the city limits according to County Clerk Maud E. Tombs.

The petition says Pursuant to Div 4 Chapter 3 Articles 1 and 2 of the Elections Code of the State of California, we, the undersigned voters of Susanville do hereby protest to the Honorable City Council of the City of Susanville against the adoption of that certain ordinance adopted by the City Council on the 10th day of July, 1950 known and designated as Ordinance No 273 entitle (Part of the ordinance follows)

“And we hereby request the Honorable City Council of the City of Susanville to repeal said ordinance in its entirety or to submit the same to the voters of the City of Susanville at a regular or special election o be called for that purpose.”

Mayor Frank Burnett said he had no comment on circulation of the petitions at the present time.

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