From the Daily News:
Lined with municipal buildings, shops and outlet stores, the streets of downtown Jamaica seem like one big parking lot.
And with so many city workers taking advantage of parking placards and hogging up limited metered parking spots on the side streets off ever-busy Jamaica Ave., some local leaders are calling for the city to step up.
"They've gotten so blatantly ridiculous," City Councilman Leroy Comrie said of the cops that jam up traffic near the 103rd Precinct stationhouse.
Double-parking can bring streets to a standstill, but any laminated dashboard card can usually ward off hefty fines, Comrie said. And traffic agents are more focused on expired meters than the validity of a parking placard.
"We would love to see real enforcement of the illegal parking in the area," he said.
The advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has noted more than 60,000 city workers receive parking permits that allow them to park pretty much anywhere, anytime.
According to the group's research, 75% use them to park illegally in front of hydrants and in bus stops and crosswalks.
The group has called on Mayor Bloomberg to abolish them altogether.
Sounds good to me! Let them come down to the same level that the people they serve are at. Let them have their cars towed the same like what they do to us.
Photo from the Brooklyn Paper.