State lawmakers propose residential parking permits in NYC
You soon may have to pay to for the right to park in your neighborhood in New York City. That's now a proposal in the state senate with time winding down to raise cash for the MTA in Governor Hochul's upcoming budget.
State Senator Mike Gianaris is proposing to allow New York City to charge 30 bucks a month for a parking permit, giving residents priority in their neighborhoods.
"If we are limiting the people that can access certain streets than obviously the chances of finding a spot increase."
He's hoping this will discourage folks from outside the city from driving in and also raise a projected 400 million dollars for the MTA. Councilman Joe Borrelli calls it a tax on drivers.
"This would just be a way to require Staten Islanders and many others to pay for something they may not want or need."
State lawmakers are trying to find ways to address a huge MTA budget deficit in Governor Kathy Hochul's budget due April 1st.