New York City lawmakers are set to vote on a bill today that could end unnecessary parking payments.
Under the measure, the city’s 13,000 Muni Meters would be required to deactivate when parking rules are not in effect or when receipt paper is not available. Currently, if a driver deposits cash into a Muni Meter when payment isn’t required, there’s no way to get a refund.
“We are trying to make the ‘gotcha tickets’ something of the past in the City of New York,” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said last month. “We want to stop taking money out of people’s pockets that we don’t have a right to take.”
The legislation would have the machines turn off when drivers are not required to pay, including holidays, weekends or off hours. It would also reject money if the machine is unable to print receipts.
Source: CBS LOCAL