FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2008
Council Member Letitia James and Brooklyn’s Community Board 2 Announce Approval of the Department of Sanitation’s Proposed Reduction in Alternate Side Parking Regulations in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill
Residents and public officials have been advocating change for years
(Brooklyn, NY) - The New York City Department of Sanitation has proposed reducing the number of days of Alternate Side of the Street Parking in Brooklyn’s Community District 2, and Community Board 2 voted to approve the change this past Tuesday night, October 7, 2008.
This modification in street cleaning rules will result in reducing the frequency of street cleaning from two times per side of the street each week to one time per side of the street for most of the district. This past summer, a similar change was implemented in Brooklyn’s Community District 6 and has been met with widespread community approval. The expansion of this change in street cleaning rules in Community District 2 was eagerly anticipated in the affected neighborhoods, and will reduce the burden of searching for parking, from TWICE a week to ONCE a week for most residents of Community District 2. Parking rules will not change in Brooklyn Heights.
“This has been a dream of downtown Brooklyn residents for longer than I can remember, and something I have been personally advocating for my constituents,” said Council Member James. “Significant savings will be realized by the Department of Sanitation, and drivers will save time and money by cutting their search for parking from two days a week to once.”
“The reduction in alternate side parking regulations has finally been realized and will bring much needed relief to the community while helping to reduce unnecessary pollution,” said John Dew, Chairperson, Brooklyn Community Board 2.
Contact: Alfred A. Chiodo – 718-260-9191