Sunday parking meter measure for Bronx and city vetoed by BloombergPosted: Updated:
Bronx residents should not start putting their quarters back in their wallets just yet. Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NY) vetoed the City Council?s 41 to 3 decision to end Sunday metered parking.
However, the City Council is vowing to override the mayor?s veto. The City Council met with Bronx and other New York residents Sunday afternoon at City Hall to discuss what is being called ?Pay to Pray.?
The mayor says he fears a lack of Sunday meter parking will affect Bronx businesses. The mayor says people will park their cars Saturday night and leave them till Monday morning, thus taking away spots from shoppers. The mayor says ending the need to pay on Sundays is also biased against other religions.
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