Mount Pleasant Making Parking Enforcement Changes Following Federal Ruling

A federal ruling has Mount Pleasant changing how they police three-hour parking.

Monday a federal appeals court ruled against cities marking tires to make sure they don’t exceed a two-hour parking limit. 

The court says it’s an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment.

The Michigan Municipal League says it’s hard to believe enforcing parking rules violates the constitution but is telling communities to stop marking tires.

The lawyer for the group says some communities do not have parking meters and must come up with another way to keep track of parked cars.

Mount Pleasant says they will not be monitoring three-hour parking areas for violations.

They are asking business owners and downtown employees to keep those spots open for customers