Council Member Sandra Ung released the following statement on targeted action against illegally parked commercial vehicles in Queens: the night of Monday, August 22:

“I am pleased that the city is serious about addressing the issue of illegally parked commercial trucks in our residential neighborhoods,” said Council Member Sandra Ung. “This is a serious issue for constituents in my district who live on or near the Horace Harding Expressway, where tractor trailers park for long periods of time. My office has received multiple complaints regarding these large trucks and 18 wheelers, including idling trucks, which can increase air pollution and affect the health of residents, especially children and older adults. While I appreciate that these drivers have long routes and are mandated by federal law to take breaks, we can’t allow our residential streets to be turned into illegal parking lots. I look forward to working with the mayor and my colleagues in government to address this issue.”