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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Front Yard Parking Ban Approved

Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh city leaders on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would prohibit people in certain parts of the city from parking their vehicles in front yards.

For years, the City Council has discussed a citywide ban but has never been able to reach a decision.

The vote Tuesday is a compromise that will concentrate on certain areas, such as southwest Raleigh near North Carolina State University.

That's where the city has seen some of its worst offenders, partially because of the number of college students renting homes in neighborhoods where parking on the street requires a city permit.

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