Resident protests new parking ordinance

Ponca City Now - May 12, 2015 10:04 am

Ron Smith, a Ponca City resident who lives on West Highland Ave., addressed the Ponca City Board of Commissioners Monday night during the citizens’ comments time.

Smith protested a recently passed ordinance which prohibits parking on unpaved portions of front yards. The ordinance also addressed other issues with parking recreational vehicles.

"The ordinance that says you have to park 15 feet from the curb is a poor, poor ordinance," Smith said. "I’m not in the way of any traffic. I’m not interfereing with anything. I’m paying property taxes and I’ll park where I want.

"My yard’s the cleanest yard in the whole block. Whoever thought of that is completely out of their mind and it’s totally stupid. I’m going to park there and I’ll fight that to the last dollar I’ve got," he said.


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