Council to vote on parking meter grace period

November 13, 2009 8:40:14 PM PST
New York City Council on Monday is expected to vote on a bill calling for a special grace period for parking meters. If passed, the bill would create a five minute grace period before drivers are given a parking ticket.

The proposed law would also cover alternate-side parking.

Ticketing has increased significantly under the Bloomberg administration.

Many New Yorkers have complained that they're being victimized by over zealous parking agents.

In 2008, New York City collected nearly 596-million dollars in parking fines.

It's estimated the city will collect nearly 690-million dollars in fines this year.