Democratic District Leader 35th Assembly District
A Snap shot of some of some of the legislative
initiatives of Hiram Monserrate
FREE PARKING AT METERS ON SUNDAYS
Hiram Monserrate’s Bill that was passed into law in the New York City Council is why today Parking Meters are Free on Sundays (Int.669).
MONSERRATE INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO SUSPEND ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING DURING SNOW STORMS RESPONDS TO CITY’S UNJUST TICKETING BLITZ DURING SNOWSTORMS
CITY HALL – Council Member Hiram Monserrate joined with Council Member Maria Baez and his colleagues yesterday to introduce legislation that would suspend alternate side parking for 48 hours after winter storms. The legislation was a direct result of the recent ticketing blitz that socked city residents with high-priced tickets when they couldn’t dig their cars out of the snow.
“This legislation is simply the right thing to do,” said Council Member Monserrate, who himself received a ticket the day after the late winter storm in February. “Like so many people this winter, I received a ticket after street plows had buried my car in the snow. Like so many people, I felt a sense of injustice and anger when ticketed for a situation outside of my control. I am proud to stand with my colleagues to support a policy that will ensure no resident ever feels like the city is trying to pull a fast one on their hard-earned money.”
Monserrate noted that following a public outcry from residents, Mayor Bloomberg did rescind tickets issued following the storm. However, this legislation would codify a policy of alternate parking suspension that cannot change under future Administrations.