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End the Ban on Overnight Parking in White Plains

273 Signatures Goal: 250

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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  • Diane Podolsky
    Diane Podolsky United States, Dobbs Ferry
    Feb 21, 2017
    Feb 21, 2017
    This law is antiquated. I have overnight guests often and it is very expensive to park my car in muni lots so they can park in my garage spot. I am lucky to have a parking space to use! It costs $11 - $24 per day just to have someone visit me. This is a regressive tax and makes no sense. When people visit our city, the city makes money via nightlife, shopping and other activities. I usually leave White Plains to visit friends, to go where parking is free. And we spend our money elsewhere as a result.
  • Jeffrey lee
    Jeffrey lee United States, Scarsdale
    Feb 02, 2017
    Feb 02, 2017
    This is horrible. Making me want to move
  • Travis Petersen
    Travis Petersen United States, Durham
    Apr 11, 2016
    Apr 11, 2016
    Can't wait to move out of White Plains. This law has made living here a nightmare. What a completely nonsensical law that helps no one other than whoever is profiting off of this scheme.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 09, 2016
    Apr 09, 2016
    It is very unrealistic to have a ban on overnight parking. It's an embarrassment to the City of White Plains and it's efforts to expand.
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    Diane Podolsky United States
    2 months ago
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    Jeffrey lee United States
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    Michael Stein United States
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    Richard k United States
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    Tomy T United States
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    Ingrid Vargas United States
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    Adolfo Vargas United States
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    Travis Petersen United States
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    Ellen Teng United States
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    Zachary Jamison United States
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    Renik dedushaj United States
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    Nicole perricone United States
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    Giancarlo Vinciguerra United States
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