Coral Gables residents who own a pickup truck don't have to worry about parking their vehicles at home.
Voters scrapped the 50-year-old ban that keeps them from parking pickup trucks overnight in city driveways.
With all 26 city precincts reporting, the ban headed to the junk heap.
The pickup-truck controversy has been a bone of contention in posh Coral Gables for years prompted by a lawsuit by a resident more than three decades ago.
The city didnt have to reconsider its ordinance since the Gables has consistently prevailed in the courts, most recently in 2011, when the Florida Supreme Court upheld the citys position that a municipality has the authority to control its aesthetics.
Im really pleased the citizens of Coral Gables have decided to modify this archaic law, said Commissioner Maria Anderson, who pushed to change the controversial ordinance.
With the Liberty Caffé next door to the Coral Gables Country Club precinct, voters stood in line with their lattes.
Alex Seage, a 23-year-old UM student, favored getting rid of the ban, noting its difficult to do his DJ job without a truck.
I have to cram everything into my car or my brothers SUV, he said. Theyre not the big hard-core trucks. Theyre more like everyday vehicles.
His father, Manny Seage, 50, who grew up in the Gables, favored the ban.
If we allow this, whats next? It will distract from the City Beautiful.
Outside the Coral Gables Country Club, where coral rock arches frame a swanky dining room lit by chandeliers, the debate took on overtones of class tensions, albeit of a relatively innocuous variety.
Coral Gables is not a country place, said Frank Recio, 68, a small-business owner. If you want to have a pickup for work, garage it some place.
Critics of the ban have pointed out that SUVs and Hummers are permitted, although even high-end trucks such as the Cadillac Escalade EXT are verboten.
But Joel Hollander, 47, argued it was time to end the 50-year-old ban.
It just seems like a class issue, said Hollander, an art history professor at the University of Miami. When it was enacted decades ago, it was to keep the lower class out of Coral Gables.
Miami Herald staff writer Joan Chrissos and Miami Herald writer Jenny Staletovich contributed to this report. Follow @HowardCohen on Twitter.