An ordinance for the downtown Clinton Square and surrounding blocks is now officially in effect.
The Clinton City Council earlier this year received many complaints from business owners and patrons who frequent the square of the old parking hours, which led the City to look at modifying rules already in place. Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters explains at that point, the city then enacted a trial of new regulations to see how things worked.
The parking changes allow for a few fifteen minute parking space, primarily in front of the State Bank of Lincoln to remain in place. Mayor Peters explains the original ordinance was changed a little bit but primarily, everything is the same.
The Mayor feels this ordinance will work for everyone because now it gives patrons who need several hours on the square the opportunity to stay there without worrying about receiving a citation for where they are parked.
The Mayor says once the new ordinance took effect for it's summer trial run, she never received any complaints from business owners on the square, which she took to mean what was in place was working.