New York City Councilman David Greenfield has proposed that the city change parking regulations on Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving always proves to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Many shoppers have the day off and incorrectly believe that Sunday parking regulations are in effect. In fact, weekday parking regulations still apply on Black Friday and if you park in a no standing or commercial only parking area you will likely receive a $115 summons. If you have multiple past due summons you will also likely be towed and you won’t get your car back until you pay all past due fines, plus penalties, plus towing and storage charges.
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 it seems that the city missed their parking ticket revenue projections by a small percentage. The City has anticipated revenues around $580,000,000 but preliminary indications are that the actual number will be closer to $550,000,000. Many parking tickets are defective. If you believe that you received a defective parking violation you should investigate our parking ticket report.
We agree that the city could encourage more shoppers by relaxing Black Friday parking regulations to the Sunday rule but only wish the city had done this before this year’s Black Friday parking ticket event. We’ll keep watching for developments, maybe by next year the rules will change if enough constituents are ticketed and they contact their representatives.
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