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City allows property owners to decide on parking ban

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B.J. Fletcher, Albany City Commissioner B.J. Fletcher, Albany City Commissioner
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Property owners in Albany will now be able to decide if they want to keep residents from parking their cars on their front lawns.

Commissioners approved a long-delayed ordinance that will give individual neighborhoods the ability to ban that practice. City leaders say it will make neighborhoods look nicer.  

"Each neighborhood is different, and now they're going to be able to make their own decision," said Commissioner B.J. Fletcher.       

People who want to ban parking on front lawns will have to get a petition from the Planning Department and have 60% of property owners in their neighborhood sign onto it. Then code enforcers could cite violators in those areas. Violators will first receive a warning before facing fines of up to $150.

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