The Memphis City Council agreed to delay the final vote on an ordinance concerning Greensward parking for two weeks.
The ordinance was on the agenda for Tuesday afternoon's regular council meeting. But the delay was approved by council members in the council's executive session.
The delay is hardly a surprise as council chairman Kemp Conrad noted that he would ask for the delay on Friday as a part of Mayor Jim Strickland's proposal to permanently end parking on the Greensward.
"This issue requires ample time for the public to review it and offer input, so I will strongly recommend to my colleagues to delay the final vote on the ordinance that considers the plan until July 19," Conrad said in a statement Friday. "I support this plan.”