Tampa, Florida -- Residents that live in the 300 block of South Nebraska Avenue say the street closures for the Republican National Convention make them prisoners in their own homes.
Mary McColgan says the street in front of her home will be closed for seven days starting Saturday August 25.
"My opinion is they just thought South Nebraska Avenue, nobody is really going to care," McColgan told 10 News.
Tuesday night, at the mayor's first town hall meeting to discuss the upcoming G.O.P. Convention, McColgan voiced her displeasure. She asked city leaders to let them drive to and from their homes. The block includes three rental homes and an apartment complex that includes four units.
"I saw a comment on a blog, 'Oh it's just crack houses.' Well here I am. I'm not a crack user. I'm not a crack dealer. There's every day people living there and that's what nobody thought about."
The city has provided a nearby parking space for each of the residents that live on the 300 block of South Nebraska.
Police Chief Jane Castor also said she will try and work with the residents to try and minimize any inconvenience.
"There's not going to be a lot of activity until later in the day but we will work with them to make sure they have ingress and egress to their homes," Castor said.