This past President’s Day, when alternate side parking [ASP] rules were suspended, many Bay Ridge drivers assumed meter rules would also cease to be in effect for the day. Unfortunately, they assumed wrong.
In order to prevent this type of confusion in the future, Councilman Vincent Gentile has reintroduced legislation to coordinate ASP and meters so that both parking rules are suspended on the same days, as reported by Fox 5.
Gentile had mentioned suspending Sunday parking meter rules during his recent campaign kickoff at the Dyker Beach Golf Club, under the theme of protecting everyday New Yorkers from being preyed on by a revenue-hungry city government.
“I’m not afraid to fight for your right as a New Yorker to get what you deserve or get government off your back,” Gentile was quoted by Home Reporter as saying. “Taxpayers and small businesses should not be an ATM for the city of New York.”
While the councilman says he has garnered bipartisan support for the measure, his office conceded to reporters that even if it were to pass Mayor Bloomberg would most likely veto it.