Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. recently signed legislation changing the City’s Snow Emergency parking regulations. The new regulation changes which side of the street residents can park during snow emergencies. Previously, snow emergency regulations called for parking on the even or odd side of the street, depending on the year. For example, in 2011, regulations required residents to park on the odd side of the street.
The new regulations change according to season, rather than year. This coming 2012 season will require residents to park on the even side of the street. The major change is the start date of the season, which began Thursday, December 1.
The change is a result of last years record setting storms, both of which happened in late December/ early January. The back-to-back storms in alternating years did not allow enough time to adequately clear streets with two-sided parking. With the new seasonal regulations in effect, there will be no transition on January 1.
Residents and businesses will be reminded of the change via the city’s phone, email and text notification system, in the event of an upcoming storm.