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Soulard residents think neighbor got special treatment to handle parking problem

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Some in Soulard believe the person who had these no parking signs installed is receiving special treatment. Credit: KMOV Some in Soulard believe the person who had these no parking signs installed is receiving special treatment. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

The Soulard community is known for not having enough parking spots for its residents.

News 4 learned that for some, seeing yellow paint on a curb on 10th Street near Emmett Street with two no parking signs in a space that is not big enough to fit a car, is obnoxious. Residents say the space suggests the man who lives there has a good friend at city hall. 

Tonya Dunigan is the first to speak up about the 'no parking' signs near 10th and Emmett streets.

"We are here for a parking dispute," said Dunigan.

She's suspicious knowing the small space is a few feet from the entrance to where her neighbor likes to keep his golf cart. 

Others think it does nothing to ease Soulard's parking problems.

"There is just no parking. So, for people who do not have garages, they want the spots," said James Callahan.

News 4 started looking into the no parking signs when residents questioned if the person who lives there put them in himself.

News 4 found the city actually installed the signs when the man requested it.

When News 4 told neighbors that...

"It's not like it is his car. He is not disabled. He just wants golf cart parking," added Callahan.

"He has a two-car garage with alley access right here. He can move his vehicles around and get his golf cart in that way," added Dunigan.

News 4 wanted to get the homeowner's take, but he was either not home or would not come to the door.

News 4 attempted to get the take of the area's alderman. News 4 called but got no response.

Callahan has something to say.

"You must have friends higher up and know the alderman personally if you got this kind of treatment," added Callahan.

The city's streets department director told News 4 the man was within his rights to ask for the signs. The department plans to keep an eye on things and make changes if necessary.

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