Winston-Salem -- The Winston-Salem City Council will hear arguments for and against an ordinance that would permit neighborhoods to ban parking cars on front yards on Monday night.
The proposed ordinance would allow sections of town to ask the city council to ban parking on lawns in certain areas of town.
Neighbors would need to designate an area and then get 70 percent of the people living in that area to sign a petition saying they don't want people parking on lawns in that area. Next, the council would also have to sign off and approve. Again, this is only talking about specific parts of town where community members have signed a petition.
Council member Denise D. Adams has led the charge for this ordinance.
"I will not stop pushing for this. I believe that, just like when I grew up, my city was a beautiful city from one end to the other. I believe we can get back to that," Adams said.
Mayor Allen Joines said he is still undecided about the ordinance, but thinks it might be tough to enforce.
The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at City Hall and is open to the public.
If you are going to the meeting using U.S. 52, prepare for changes.
The ramps of Exit 110A that give access from U.S. 52 to Third, Fourth, and Fifth streets are in the process of being closed, and many of the ramps have been closed already.
The only ramp still open, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Street entrance ramp at U.S. 52, will be closed over the next few weeks according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
This road work is all being done to prepare for the closure of Business 40 in 2018 when U.S. 52 will be the primary detour route.