Tuesday, May 16, 2017
DOE parking placards ripe for abuse
From CBS 2:
Mayor Bill de Blasio was under fire Monday evening for a new gift to school employees.
As CBS Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, there has been a dramatic increase in free parking permits. Kramer also reported there were numerous abuses before the new permits even hit the streets.
“Historically, anyone with a (parking) placard in their car abuses that placard,” said former city Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz, better known as “Gridlock Sam.”
And CBS2 found numerous abuses even before de Blasio has doled out numerous new parking placards.
A Chevrolet with a Department of Education placard that expired three years ago in 2014 parked in a no zone for Health Department vehicles.
Other cars with DOE permits were seen parked in a no standing zone, and others still were seen just parked on the school sidewalk.
None of the drivers got parking tickets.