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Parking: Spaces saved, Permits lost?

August 28, 2008 am31 8:53 am
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I got an e-mail today describing a change in how parking permits will be given to teachers.

Read this:

Dear JONATHAN,

…. The deal that the union and the city reached yesterday ensures that all on-street and off-street parking spots for schools have been preserved and presents an opportunity for an increase in the number of spots.

Teacher parking has always been a problem in New York City. There has never been enough. In the past, the Department of Education has sought to address this problem by increasing the number of permits without increasing the number of actual spots. This has created problems for neighborhoods and educators. Although I would rather the city not change the process right now, the agreement the UFT reached with the city continues the number of available spots and more closely aligns the number of placards with the number of spots. This brings the decision on who gets the placards to the school level where it belongs…

[OK – that part that I bolded, I think that’s the loss – jd]

Under the agreement, the number of permits available to a school will be limited to the number of available spaces currently designated for parking by DOE personnel. The principal and chapter leader in each school will decide the distribution of these on-street and off-street placards, whether through assignment to individual people, pooling of placards for use each day (which could be on a first-come, first-serve basis), or some combination of those two methods. …

Now, all sorts of technical issues come to mind. But leave them aside for now. Did thousands of us just lose our parking permits?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 29, 2008 am31 6:01 am 6:01 am

    Yup. Finally!

  2. August 29, 2008 am31 7:02 am 7:02 am

    You’re not cheering that, are you?

  3. James permalink
    August 31, 2008 am31 3:04 am 3:04 am

    What about schools that share buildings? Trying figuring out how those parking permits are to be distributed…

  4. Anonymous permalink
    May 4, 2012 pm31 2:16 pm 2:16 pm

    Does anyone knows if only UFT members are alowed to park in the school lot? please write me back at antonia_loves_kids@yahoo.com

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