After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, officials determined the criteria that would have to be met in order for residents to be eligible for such permits and how the process would work.
eligibility would be based on the number of drivers in one household,
plus one, verses the number of spaces in the driveway and garage.
the number of drivers exceeds the number of spaces, a permit could be
granted, explained Mayor Richard LaBarbiera. A household with two
drivers and a driveway with space enough for four cars would not be
eligible for the permit.
In recent weeks officials have been
discussing the permit process as a possible solution for those
residents who have come forward saying they have no options for
overnight parking. Borough ordinance restricts parking from 2 a.m. to 5
a.m. A recent push to enforce the restriction has resulted in the
issuance of hundreds of parking tickets by the police department, said
Officials said those expressing a need for street
parking at night say their families have outgrown their driveway and in
many cases the driveways can not be expanded due to physical obstacles
in the way such as a borough tree which can not be removed.Stock up
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members shared additional feedback from the public such as concerns
regarding how overnight street parking would affect their
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we manufacture. LaBarbiera said he believes the permit need would only
apply to a handful of areas in the borough. He said likely 5 percent
of the borough would be determined eligible for the permits.
Once the system is implemented, resident permits will be issued to
for parking their vehicles on roads, which will give the Brihanmumbai
Municipal Corporation (BMC) an additional source of revenue.
large number of vehicles are parked along roadsides in the city, which
is terribly short of space to accommodate the rising number of private
vehicles. “With this, we will be able trace cars that are parked
illegally,” said Aseem Gupta, additional municipal commissioner.
staff will be equipped with handheld devices, which will detect
vehicles that are parked on roads without permits through the online
system as the device will have the list of registered vehicles with
At a later stage, the BMC also plans to upgrade the
web-based system to allow Mumbaiites to hunt for and book parking slots
in any of the 92 civic-owned parking lot across the city through an
app (see box).
“We need to first assess how the system works
after it is implemented. Depending on its success, we will execute the
later plan whereby citizens will be able to access the availability of
parking slots online,” said a senior official from the BMC’s traffic
department, on condition of anonymity.
Debate over the village's
decision to extend metered parking hours got heated Monday night as
business owners and parking committee members argued about the impact
the extension will have on the community.
The Port Jefferson
Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 on Feb. 4 to extend metered parking
hours in village-owned lots from 10 pm to midnight during the metered
parking season. Trustee Lee Rosner voted against the measure.
the public comment portion of the board's March 4 meeting, Village
Hall was packed with people looking to discuss the matter.
haven't stood in front of a guest who's screaming in your face because
they're so mad that they've just gotten a ticket," John
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Schafer, president of the Business Improvement District, said by
charging for parking until 10 pm, the village already had the latest
metered parking on Long Island. He warned that businesses in nearby
hamlets that do not charge for parking are competing with those in Port
Jefferson, and extending the hours until midnight would negatively
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feel that village parking is not a problem after 10 pm and that a
change in enforcement would only damage the restaurant and bar
establishments," Schafer read from a letter with the BID's official
stance on the issue. "Many businesses are already struggling during
this challenging economic climate to make ends meet under existing