Article Courtesy of Action
By Kevin Clark
Published August 24, 2018
Neighbors in one Nassau County community say they’re fighting back against a new
rule that prohibits street parking.
The rule was implemented by SEDA
Construction in July. Neighbors tell Action News Jax it was
done to accommodate ongoing construction of nearby homes in
the Hideaway Lakes subdivision.
SEDA is actively enforcing the rule. Neighbors say they’ve
seen tow trucks in the neighborhood multiple times per week.
Pictures sent to Action News Jax show cars getting towed
right in front of their homes.
“It seems a bit ridiculous,” said Paul Piavis.
“It impacts the homeowners when you have more than one
vehicle and you don’t have room in the garage,” said
Jonathan McClellan. “You can’t have any guests come over to
One woman tells Action News Jax the new rule is more than
an inconvenience. Her son has autism and requires in-home medical treatment
that now can’t show up because she says there’s nowhere to park.
“If this rule would have been in place six months ago, we would have
cancelled our contract and we would have looked elsewhere,” she said.
Action News Jax spent a day speaking with residents in the Hideaway and
Hideaway Lakes subdivisions. Nearly all we spoke with said they were against
One woman reached out and said she supported it because having no cars in
the street keeps the neighborhood safe and allows access for emergency
vehicles and school buses.
SEDA has yet to respond to calls or emails from Action News Jax.
Neighbors say they’ve sent emails to the Home Owners Association management
company, which said they don’t have any authority over the parking.
Until the land is fully built up, SEDA retains much of the HOA power.
In the meantime, neighbors say they plan to pursue legal action.
“The residents have no say,” said McClellan. “They’ve [SEDA has] done so
with no vote from their given communities.”