Parking brake needed: Where is de Blasio’s promised reform of auto placards?
The Brooklyn borough president is absolutely right that there shouldn’t be “an Eric Adams rule” on parking placards and “it’s one rule in this city,” as he said at an open meeting on placards he convened at Borough Hall Tuesday after people complained about his office’s abuse of their free parking perks.
Too cheap to pay for parking like the rest us have to, these freeloaders misuse a privilege meant for official duties.
Adams insists he won’t change his ways until everyone else does too. Deal. So let’s hurry up and institute Mayor de Blasio’s citywide reforms that he promised six months ago. Dashboard placards are supposed to be replaced with permanent stickers. What happened? And how about those scan-able license plates?
And what about the “strict three-strike policy for misusing a placard, culminating in revocation?”
Mr. Mayor, the borough president is ready to get in line once you set out the new requirements. How much longer must we wait?