The barricades on McMicken Street to reduce prostitution are scheduled to be in place for about another month, but some residents want them to be removed now.
Vanessa Sparks of the Mohawk Area Development Corporation told Cincinnati City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee this morning that the barricades are placing a burden on the neighborhood's residents.
Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on two motions to crackdown on prostitution. Both measures would focus more attention on the "johns" instead of the women involved.
Residents are giving mixed reactions to temporary barricades on McMicken Street that were setup to stop people from cruising for prostitutes. Tony Walsh with the West McMicken Improvement Association said things have gotten better. He called the barricades a drastic measure.