Winds of change?
The NYC Council held a hearing on Wednesday, and passed a resolution yesterday requesting the NY State Legislature to enact a Bil pending in the NY State Legislature authorizing a residential parking permit system (“RPP”) in the city of New York. Whew…What’s all this really mean? Here’s the translation.
In order for the City of New York to create a residential parking permit system, Albany must pass a law authorizing NYC to create a RPP. The enactment of this type of state legislation requires the concurrence of the NYC Council, in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of Article 9 of the Constitution of the State of NY (NYC is the local legislative body-“Home Rule”).
Ergo, the NYC City Council passed the necessary resolution yesterday to remove the “Home Rule” obstacle, allowing the NY State Legislature to pass the RPP law (Bills introduced by State Senator Squadron, S.2325, and State Assembly Member Millman, A.4266, ” AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law in relation to authorizing a residential parking permit system in the city of New York).
Clear as mud, right?!
The NY State Legislature votes and passes this piece of legisltion. And then, creation of a system of RPP in NYC. See you in a couple of years, maybe.
The Bloomberg administration, the DOT, and one NYC council member opposed the resolution.
There are two excellent articles that stand out on this subject that are worth your valuable time to peruse. They are:
- “City Council to vote on Plan to Issue Permits for Street Parking” By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
- “Council Committee Endorses Residential Parking Permits Over DOT Objections” by Noah Kazis on November 2, 2011
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