City Hall: Residential Permit Parking Splits Brooklyn Politicians

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Fences might make for good neighbors, but residential permit parking
makes for interesting political bedfellows—particularly in space-starved
Brooklyn, where the issue is blurring political allegiances and pitting
former allies against each other. —

The squabbling comes after the City Council’s recent 40–8 home rule
message to support permit parking on New York City streets, paving the
way for the state Legislature to take up the issue in a proposal
introduced jointly by Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan
Millman.

The bill allows communities the choice for permit parking on a
neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, with at least 20 percent of spots
open for non-permit parking. The permits would fund upgrades and
improvements to the city’s transit system, but they would not be allowed
on commercial streets.

While the Council vote wasn’t close, it did draw the ire of several
South Brooklyn Council members including Lew Fidler and Charles Barron,
who voted against it, and the normally progressive Vincent Gentile, who
abstained.

Councilman Al Vann voted against it, while his former Assembly chief of staff Letitia James was one of the bill’s sponsors.

– to read the full article by Stephen Witt, head to City Hall

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