"Today is an odd day. It's August 27th at 9am in the morning. I would have to park on the side of the street that it says even days until 11am and then have to move my car and if I forget to move my car, I would end up getting a ticket. But if I parked on the side because it's an odd day, I would still get a ticket because it's before 11 am," says Alicia Heath, East Utica resident.
"It has to do with garbage pickup, street cleaning, snow removal, so that's why it's not 1 particular side of the street is designated as parking," says Sgt. Steve Hauck, Utica Police Department.
The Utica Police Department says odd-even parking was implemented because many streets don't have off-street parking - and without these signs, residents would not be able to park on the street at all.