Aldermen on the Council’s License Committee spent nearly an hour yesterday wrangling over the details of Ald. Ariel Reboyras’ (30) plan to make it easier for motor vehicle repair shops to allow vehicular access from an adjacent alley.

The ordinance eventually passed by voice vote, but it took some slight tweaks and clarification from the city’s Law Department.

Under Ald. Reboyras’ original plan, motor vehicle repair shops with less than seven parking spaces would have the ability to allow access to their shop from the alley, instead of the main street. He introduced the ordinance as a way to make it easier for small businesses to build out a cheaper commercial driveway off the alley.

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