City Council Votes For Muni-Meter Grace Period, Banishes Alternate-Side Stickers

March 28, 2012 12:00 AM

City Council Votes For Muni-Meter Grace Period, Banishes Alternate-Side Stickers
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers rejoice!

" The City Council on Wednesday voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg on two issues that have long-plagued drivers in NYC.

They voted 50-0 to ban the city’s use of the impossible-to-remove neon stickers that get plastered on the vehicles of those who violate alternate-side parking regulations.

1010 WINS’ Holly Haerr Speaks With Happy Drivers

In addition, the Council also voted 47-2 to allow for a 5-minute grace period at muni-meters before officers can issue a ticket.

Brooklyn Councilman David Greenfield has led the charge against the parking violation stickers, calling them a “punitive form of punishment.”

“They’re cruel, they’re unfair and they’re very difficult to try to remove,” Greenfield said. “The job of the Sanitation Department should be to clean the city of New York, not to deface private property.”

Drivers in the West Village know what it’s like to cut it close at the muni-meters or get one of the much-maligned stickers on their cars. Some of them spoke of their frustrations with 1010 WINS reporter Holly Haerr "

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