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City Hall workers banished from metered Schenectady parking spots

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City employees who fill the customer parking spaces near City Hall will soon be banished to a new parking area. Workers restriped Clinton Street, removing one of the two through-lanes so that they could add diagonal parking behind City Hall. The new design replaces the few parallel parking spaces on that side of the building. Now that there’s more spaces, those who managed to find a reason to avoid the employees parking lot will have ...

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August 22, 2014
11:32 a.m.

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Poor Kathleen Moore, she has to cover another City Hall deja vu, with a seemingly easy-to-fix problem continuing at City Hall. See, for example, “Businesses want workers to use city lot: Jay Street spaces occupied all day,” by Kathleen Moore, March 14, 2008. At
How hard would it be to crack down on City employees who park on Jay Street and at meters around City Hall? Beyond internal discipline, why not ask the SPD Parking Division to enforce the rule, still on the books, that you may not keep feeding a meter (or kiosk) in order to stay pass the hourly maximum time limit set for that location? Someone at City Hall can surely lend SPD some chalk to mark the tires.
Two questions for the Mayor, who City Council crowned as Kiosk King and Parking Meter Czar last year: Who set his discounted $25 a month fee for parking around City Hall? (By the way, that's only 25 hours worth of parking at his newly-installed kiosks.) And, are you receiving a mileage expense reimbursement for driving your own car?
Clearly, when the Mayor went door to door on Jay Street in June asking shop owners to support his Casino, they should have pushed a bit harder for a crackdown on City employees taking up all the street parking spaces.