OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Federal officials want parking spaces at a Mississippi federal courthouse set aside for law enforcement to protect from possible bombing attacks.
But Oxford city officials say they’re going to wait before deciding. They say they just made a number of changes to downtown parking rules.
Now, anyone can park in the spaces and pay at a parking meter. The marshals want to reserve the spaces for law enforcement vehicles from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m on weekdays.
Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill says she has reservations about giving away eight spaces which now bring in $43,000 annually for the city.