Residents on Glendale Avenue who had caught the ire of city code enforcers for attaching convex mirrors to city-owned trees to better see oncoming traffic got some relief last week.
Mayor Laura Friedman announced at the City Council meeting that even though the mirrors violate city code, the residents would not be required to take them down.
The residents say the mirrors are needed to navigate fast, heavy traffic when they back out of their homes' driveways.
"We're going to allow them to leave the mirrors there at this point," Friedman said.
She said she was surprised by the city's action, given that residents were concerned about public safety. City code enforcement officials had ordered removal of the mirrors because the public is not allowed to attach items to city-owned trees.
"I was really surprised to see that something that innocuous had risen to that level," Friedman said. "We need to try and work with our residents, not work against them."