Alternate Side Parking Rules started again on Monday
Snow, snow and more snow. Parking tickets were issued to cars buried under enormous amounts of snow. On Monday, the command was issued to move your car, or else face an expensive parking ticket.
So, how many members of the driving public dug their cars out, complied with ASP rules, and waited, and waited…and waited for the sanitation snow plows to come by, only to be disappointed?
How about some leniency with NYC parking tickets?
Here’s the response from the Sanitation Commissioner, John Doherty, as reported in the NY Times:
“Mmm, no,” Mr. Doherty said, asked if there was a chance for leniency. “People have to move their cars. If you start getting lenient with them, they are not going to move their cars, and we are not going to make any headway.”
“Nobody wants to recognize the fact,” Mr. Doherty added, “that at some point, they have to move their cars.”
Here is an interesting article I found in the NY Daily News, quoting a sanitation department spokesperson:
“Alternate-side parking is meant to let sweepers clean streets, but that didn’t happen yesterday.
Instead, Sanitation Department workers cleared snow off curbs, squashed huge chunks of snow and ice and used salt spreaders to aid melting where necessary.
Sanitation Department spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins said the snow clearing will continue until enough snow and ice is removed to enable mechanical sweepers to go down the street.”
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