Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Parking meters hiked and BDB is fine with it
From CBS 2:
Mayor Bill de Blasio is looking to raise parking meter rates — a move that could burden outer borough businesses and working people.
His plan includes raising the rates at the nearly 70 percent of the spots in the outer boroughs that now charge $1 an hour.
CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer asked the mayor on Friday whether he feels “that working people who may use those spots… could be unfairly disadvantaged and it could be a regressive tax?”
“You know I care a lot about making sure there’s fairness for working people,” he replied.
De Blasio said that while he cares about the working man, he’s more concerned about congestion. To ease congestion, he wants to see more turnover of parking spots in outer borough business districts, like Astoria, Queens.
Does this make any sense whatsoever?