- Newark parking fines help reduce $110M projected budget deficit
June 24, 2009 Details on the new city parking laws recently put into effect to cover the city budget gap for next year.
Some of the hikes actually don’t sound unreasonable. Parking during certain prohibited times and parking during street cleaning will jump from $10 to $45. (Seriously? Only ten lousy bucks? Newark needs parking tickets with gravitas, people.)
Having been an Ironbound resident for a few years, though, I love this woman’s complaint.
Ironbound resident Carol Costa, who has difficulty walking because of arthritis, has a handicapped-parking space reserved by permit for her Buick outside her home on Green Street. But others often illegally park there, she said, including people from the city’s municipal court, spectators from the Prudential Center, commuters headed for Newark Penn Station and patrons of the Ironbound’s restaurants.
“It’s getting ridiculous down here,” she said.
People triple-park here for breakfast.