It's tough to get a parking spot in Jackson Heights, Queens - unless you are City Councilwoman Helen Sears.
Sears (D-Queens) has a reserved parking spot directly in front of her district office. There's even a Department of Transportation sign warning drivers the spot is for "Council Vehicles" only during peak hours.
While all Council members receive parking placards from the DOT that allow them to park in many restricted areas and even avoid paying the meter, four have their own private parking spots on city streets.
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But the City, embarassed, has declared that they will remove the signs that reserve spaces for elected officials.