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Neighbors fed up over parking near the University of Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Some people who live not too far from the University of Dubuque aren't very happy. They say finding parking is a hassle -- all because of the University of Dubuque. 

"Whenever we have students in session, students and the faculty tend to park all the way from the top of the street...all the way down," said Adam Schwendinger.

This is along the north side of Bennett street -- from Griggs Place to North Grandview.

A petition has been signed by people of the neighborhood so they can get a "no University parking" sign posted along Bennett street from Griggs Place to Grandview.

Parking is even more limited because the city of Dubuque doesn't allow cars to park on the other side of the street.  Those living on Bennett say this is a problem.

"There's not enough parking," said Janet Sabers.  "UD's taking up our street, abandoned cars on spring break."

However, they say for some reason it seems like both the university and the city have their hands tied. 

"It seems like they want to help...it's either they (city) don't know what to do, or the university doesn't know what to do,  and it's kind of an attitude of if you don't like it, you should just move."

This issue is on Monday night's city council agenda.  The city manager says the university has gone above their limits.

We reached out to the University of Dubuque and their spokeswoman said people can apply for an annual parking permit with the city, which only costs ten dollars. 

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