Most times out of the year Orlando Jackson said he likes where he lives. But when the Magic City Classic sets up shop at Legion Field you can say he's not the biggest fan.
"It's frustrating enough that I'll probably see myself moving next year before the next classic out of Birmingham," said Jackson.
Living in a household of four drivers, Jackson said he's been back and forth to get two additional Magic City Classic parking passes. The passes are for people who live in a zoned parking area for the big weekend.
"They said the limit is two per household regardless of how many people drive," said Jackson.
Last year Jackson said he received four passes but each year it has been a struggle. His neighbor across the street, Betty Taylor has three drivers in her house. Yet she was only given the two passes as well.
"It can be a nuisance you know if someone you know the other party can't get in or they got to wait for that other party to come back," said Taylor.
Taylor and Jackson said they were told the parking passes were a two to a household minimum. But Birmingham City Councilmember Johnathan Austin said he's not aware of that rule.
"I know that in years past we've had problems with it and I know that we have tried to accommodate the residents who live within the perimeter and they should be allowed to have as many passes as they need for their particular property," said Austin.
Jackson said he's tried reaching out to city officials but to no avail. Now, instead of finding a way to get more passes he's thinking of how to sell his house and move out.
Councilman Austin said he has not received any messages from Jackson or any other neighbors voicing their concerns.
He said when and if he does he will try to accommodate them with these parking concerns.
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