BALTIMORE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The mayor of Baltimore says she won't enforce a ban on a traditional snowfall city practice -- placing items to save parking spaces.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said citizens will be allowed to place chairs, stools, plastic cones and other items in the curbside parking spaces they shoveled for themselves to prevent the spaces from being claimed before they can move their cars, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
"Some things are tradition in Baltimore and blocking your parking space is certainly one of those traditions," the mayor told WYPR's "Midday with Dan Rodricks." "I said to someone the other day, it's like telling people they can't say 'Hon.'"
The previous mayor, Sheila Dixon, made a similar pronouncement after a late December storm that had many residents breaking out their shovels to make room for their vehicles.