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Quinn Hopes to Put Brakes on Difficult Parking Rules

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Drivers dealing with the one-two punch of alternate side parking rules and incessant tickets have Council Speaker Christine Quinn's ear.

Quinn will be taking up their cause during her State of the City speech Tuesday.

Quinn wants to reduce street cleaning in certain areas and create an online map that shows what blocks are closed for filming, construction or street fairs.

She's also proposing legislation that would require traffic enforcement agents to cancel tickets when proof of muni-meter payment is presented to an officer.

Currently, drivers are often informed that tickets can't be canceled once the process has begun and their only recourse is fighting the ticket in court.

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Comments [2]

Donny Moss from New York, NY

When evaluating candidates for Mayor, NYers shouldn't forget what Quinn has done: overturning term-limits against the will of the people; allocating millions of dollars to fake charities and doling them out in exchange for political favors; using over 30 city employees to collect signatures to put her on the ballot in 2009; having the worst human rights voting record of all Manhattan Council members; blocking every meaningful animal protection bill at City Hall, accepting millions of dollars from real estate developers after promising on the record not to accept any money from them; making a back room deal with the NYPD to curb NYers freedom of assembly, using millions of dollars of discretionary funds to control votes; killing several bills that have a veto-proof majority in the Council because they don't suit her political agenda.

Feb. 15 2011 03:36 PM
Steve from Brooklyn

Yeah, just what we need right now, Speaker Quinn. If there's one thing most New Yorkers are thinking as they walk around the city right now it's, "I wish they wouldn't clean the streets quite so often."

Our sidewalks and streets are filthy messes right now and that's due, largely, to suspended ASP rules. Cars sat for days or even weeks and there was no garbage pickup and no street cleaning.

The majority of New Yorkers are not car owners and want clean streets. Sorry if that inconveniences the car driving minority.

Feb. 15 2011 09:53 AM

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