From the Daily News:
Residential parking permits may yet become a reality for parking-strapped city neighborhoods.
Two Brooklyn lawmakers are hoping legislation they introduced to the state Legislature that would allow the city to implement the permits will pass next month.
"Residents will be able to park near their homes without circling endlessly for a space," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights).
Squadron proposed the bill in January along with Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Brooklyn Heights).
If the bill passes, the city and individual neighborhoods would decide whether they want the residential permits, which wouldn't be allowed on commercial strips and would cover 80% of residential neighborhood streets.
The permits became controversial three years ago when a study by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership found permits weren't feasible because there was less than one spot in Brooklyn Heights for every four registered cars in the area.
As is the case in every other city neighborhood. What's changed since 3 years ago?
If there are more neighborhood cars than neighborhood parking spaces, then how exactly is this plan expected to work?