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City leaders need community feedback on parking regulations

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Elizabeth Champion, Concerned Resident Elizabeth Champion, Concerned Resident
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

You can still park your car on your front lawn in Albany at least for now.

City commissioners postponed a vote that could ban the practice in some neighborhoods. They say they need more feedback from the community before deciding whether to restrict where cars can be parked in residential neighborhoods. The proposal would give neighborhoods the right to ban front lawn parking if 60 percent of its residents agree. The city defines a "neighborhood" as one block. One resident in the Palmyra Heights neighborhood says parking on the front lawn can damage trees.  

"I like to protect the canopy and that's why parking on the front yards and all over the yards can damage the tree roots and its unsightly," said Elizabeth Champion.  

City leaders plan to discuss the proposal more.  They could take a vote at their next meeting.  Violators could be fined $50 up to $150 a day.

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