A two-hour parking limit already exists on the avenue between East First and East Second streets, but enforcement has been lenient.
Becky Smyth, manager of the downtown parking office, said she has received complaints from people trying to drop off children at First Baptist Church or folks working in the soup kitchen at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Rome Police Chief Elaine Snow said enforcement of parking regulations in the area has been sporadic.
Smyth said a lot of downtown Rome business or government employees apparently have been parking there and just not moving.
“We’re going to try to turn the spaces over a little bit,” she said. Even preschool workers at First Baptist have been told not to park in those spaces during the day.
People with questions can contact the Parking Services office at 706-236-4458 or email email@example.com.