End the Ban on Overnight Parking in White Plains

The citizens of White Plains ask Mayor Roach to end the ban on overnight parking for one year as a test. The streets are public byways that the taxes of White Plains residents pay for, yet they are unable to park their cars on the street overnight. The city is making a large revenue from the ban, but we ask the city to look at the comfort and living situation of its residents and determine that money is not everything. In addition Mayor Roach claims that on street parking is dangerous. And instead wants to charge his constituents to park in private parking lots with dim lighting, no windows in the stairways and that are at least half a mile from the apartment buildings. The ban was enacted in 1947 when White Plains was a small town (not a city) and homes had 1 car. Back then husbands worked & mothers stayed home. Sixty years later this has changed & a majority of homes are 2 car families with both spouses working. The law is antiquated and now is affecting the property value within the town. Homes, apartments and condominiums do not sell unless they come with a parking space. Meanwhile private contractors are making money by offering the only parking in the city (municipal lots are up to a 2 year wait). Parking on the streets should not be a money maker for the city or for it's chosen few "friends". We ask for a basic right to park in front of our homes.

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  • Antoneta This is bs stop doing this its not fair to anyone at all just because you want to keep your city clean or anything like that not even Manhattan has this so called rule in the city besides meter parking ! White plains is nothing but bs with there system it's not fair to anyone this should change for the better of the city and the people who live or visit here stop stealing our money that we work hard for stop it not all of us have money to give away not all of us know the rules of white plains we all find out the hard way unban this overnight parking and let us park overnight ! We need to leave our car somewhere or else this city night in the near future have a population of 0 !

  • Anonymous RIDICULOUS, ABSURD, SILLY! I pay good money to live in White Plains. Focus your time and energy on IMPORTANT issues, NOT giving people unfair parking tickets

  • Anonymous We had to park our cousin's car at the Sear's parking lot for $10 on Thanksgiving night. In effect, we are being taxed by the City every time we have guests at our home.

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    Antoneta

    1 week ago Comments: This is bs stop doing this its not fair to anyone at all just because you want to keep your city clean or anything like that not even Manhattan has this so called rule in the city besides meter parking ! White plains is nothing but bs with there system it's not fair to anyone this should change for the better of the city and the people who live or visit here stop stealing our money that we work hard for stop it not all of us have money to give away not all of us know the rules of white plains we all find out the hard way unban this overnight parking and let us park overnight ! We need to leave our car somewhere or else this city night in the near future have a population of 0 !
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