COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--Vandals defaced a number of parking signs in Columbus' Short North neighborhood Tuesday, the day new parking fees went into effect.
The Columbus Department of Public Service says 31 signs were covered with black or red spray paint, making it hard to figure out what number people need to use to pay for parking.
The city will be enforcing a grace period for tickets in the area for the next two weeks. After that, anyone who violates the parking restrictions will be given a 50-dollar fine.
The new rules are meant to address the issue of a lack of parking in the neighborhood, with residents and guests now considering buying passes to comply with the regulations.
(photo courtesy ABC-6)