City council passes yard parking ban

January 29, 2009 5:26:17 AM PST
The Houston city council is taking aim at eyesores around town. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Council members voted yesterday to clean up messy yards by passing a parking ordinance, which bans parking on lawns . The city council says it gets a lot of complaints about boats, trailers and old cars parked in yards. People think that the situation can lower property values.

In order to get a yard parking ban, civic associations and neighborhoods will have to apply.

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