NYC Council passes bills aimed at parking placard abuse

The City Council is trying to curb the worst parkers in government.

The Council Tuesday passed nine pieces of legislation targeting parking placard abuse among government workers. Among the bills include new requirements for police reports on enforcement; steeper fines; and a three-strike rule that would revoke placards after repeated misuse.

“Placard abuse is corruption,” said Speaker Corey Johnson, who sponsored three bills in the package.

Council members lambasted city drivers who use their placards to park illegally on sidewalks, in crosswalks and bike lanes or in front of bus stops—measures that erode public trust and make streets less safe, he said.