By Gersh Kuntzman, May 5, 2022
“You go, Gale.
Manhattan City Council Member Gale Brewer is the latest elected official to demand that the NYPD follow the law when it comes to cracking down on placard abuse by city workers including, mostly, cops.
In a letter on Tuesday, Brewer reminded Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell that the city’s Local Law 6 requires the police department to “each week, evaluate no fewer than 25 blocks or intersections that are experiencing a prevalence of improper use of parking permits, and no fewer than 25 blocks or intersections that are experiencing obstruction of bicycle lanes, bus lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, and fire hydrants by vehicles.”
The NYPD is then supposed to report back monthly to the Department of Investigation, the mayor, and the Speaker of the Council, which it has not done.
“The Department has not been in compliance with this law, and I respectfully ask the Department to treat illegal parking and placard abuse with the level of urgency it deserves,” Brewer wrote.”