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City leaders need more time before deciding on parking ban

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Bobby Coleman, Ward II Commissioner Bobby Coleman, Ward II Commissioner
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany City Commissioners say they need more time before deciding on a parking ban.

Tonight at the City Commission meeting they postponed a vote that could ban front lawn parking in some neighborhoods. The proposal would give neighborhoods the right to ban front lawn parking if 60% of the property owners agree. The city defines a "neighborhood" as one block.

"There are different areas that have different rules," said Ward II Commissioner Bobby Coleman. "When you are talking about a majority of renters opposed to landowners, then one size doesn't fit all. Basically what we're doing tabling it is that we're hoping we can tweak it so it can be beneficial to everybody. "  

Violators could be fined up to $150 a day. City leaders plan to have more discussions about the proposal.

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