Birmingham City Council looking for input on new parking ordinance

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council wants to get your input on an ordinance to outlaw parking in front yards. Council members considered the proposal in a meeting Tuesday. The ordinance would make it illegal to park vehicles in the front yard of a home or on the sidewalk.

The measure's sponsor says there are number of issues in play here. "Nobody wants to live next door to it. It creates an environmental hazard, cars leaking oil into the grass and all kinds of stuff," says Councilmember Johnathan Austin. "We don't want that in our city."

You will have your chance to voice your opinion on this proposal is coming up next month. The public hearing is scheduled for January 26th at 9:30 a.m. at Birmingham City Hall.