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City decides to do nothing about street parking
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McMinnville officials have decided to make no changes to the city’s current parking ordinance that would encourage off-street parking and discourage blocking streets.The measure was first discussed Jan. 8 by Streets and Sanitation Committee members after complaints were received about people parking on the streets and obstructing traffic flow. This included impeding motorists, emergency personnel, and garbage/ brush collectors.After evaluating current policy, city officials believe their existing ordinance is sound and doesn’t require changes.“I’ve looked at this and looked at it,” said Alderman Billy Wood. “Honestly, I think we’ve got a decent ordinance.”The current city ordinance requires motorists to leave at least 10 feet in width on the road for free movement of vehicular traffic and allows officials to restrict or prohibit parking vehicles on specified streets or parts of streets.Wood suggested the city deal with on-street parking situations as they arise.