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File #: Int 1393-2019    Version: * Name: Parking enforcement.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to parking enforcement
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Ritchie J. Torres, Margaret S. Chin, Mark Levine, Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Costa G. Constantinides, Carlina Rivera , James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Police Department to evaluate at least 50 sites a week based on 311 complaints relating to the misuse of parking permits and obstruction of a bicycle lane, bus lane, sidewalk, crosswalk, or fire hydrant by a vehicle. The evaluations would include photographic documentation of vehicles parked at the site and a list of enforcement actions. This information would be submitted the Council, the Mayor, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Investigation (DOI). DOI would review these evaluations and analyze their effectiveness. By October 15, 2019, DOI would submit a report with any recommendations on enforcement or the use and issuance of parking permits.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1393, 2. Int. No. 1393, 3. February 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-13-19, 5. Committee Report 3/27/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 3/27/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 3/27/19

Int. No. 1393

By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Members Torres, Chin, Levine, Brannan, Holden, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Constantinides, Rivera and Van Bramer

 

A Local Law in relation to parking enforcement

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Parking Enforcement. a. 1. Beginning no later than April 1, 2019, each week, the police department shall evaluate no fewer than 25 blocks or intersections with the highest number of 311 complaints submitted during the previous week relating to the improper use of a parking permit and no fewer than 25 blocks or intersections each week with the highest number of 311 complaints submitted during the previous week relating to the obstruction of a bicycle lane, bus lane, sidewalk, crosswalk, or fire hydrant by a vehicle.

2. For each such block or intersection to be evaluated pursuant to this section, the police department shall analyze the times at which such complaints were submitted, determine the three hour period during which the largest number of complaints were submitted, and ensure evaluations are conducted within such three hour period.

3. Each evaluation conducted pursuant to this section shall include a description of each such block or intersection and why it was selected for evaluation; the 311 complaints associated with such block or intersection; photographs of each vehicle parked in such location demonstrating whether such vehicle was parked legally; and for any vehicle parked illegally, a photograph of any city-issued parking permit other parking permit displayed in each such vehicle, a photograph of the license plate of each such vehicle, and a summary of enforcement actions taken regarding each such vehicle and if an enforcement action is not taken regarding each such vehicle, the reasons why.

b. No later than seven days following each such evaluation, the police department shall submit a list of the blocks or intersections evaluated, the analyses and determinations made by the police department pursuant to paragraph 2 of subdivision a, and each such evaluation to the department of investigation, the department of transportation, the mayor, and the speaker of the council and post such information online.

c. Beginning no later than May 15, 2019 and no later than the 15th day of each month thereafter, the department of investigation shall submit a report regarding the information submitted pursuant to subdivision b during the previous month to the police department, the department of transportation, the mayor, and the speaker of the council and post such report online. Such report shall include, at a minimum, an analysis of such evaluations, the effectiveness of the photographs and information provided in determining whether vehicles were parked legally, any patterns or trends relating to the enforcement of parking laws and the use of parking permits. In addition, the report due no later than October 15, 2019 shall also include recommendations related to the enforcement of parking laws, the use of parking permits, and the issuance of parking permits.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and is deemed repealed upon the submission of the report due no later than October 15, 2019, submitted pursuant to subdivision c of this local law.

 

 

 

 

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