Hi, I'm Rolando Lavarro, Jersey City Council President.
Parking is a daily challenge for Jersey City Residents. I've heard the stories, I'm sure you have too. We've all done the mad dash to our cars, after hearing the honk of a warning parking enforcement officer. Circling the block looking for a new space, we patiently spend time every day-- time better spent doing anything else -- looking for parking. Some residents have seen the price of a quick cup of coffee jump from $3 to $203, upon noticing a "boot" after a pit stop on the way to work.
According to an August 2017 article in the Jersey Journal, over 162,000 tickets were issued - for street sweeping alone. 162,000 tickets. We can do something about it by changing street sweeping from four days a week, in most residential areas, to two days a week (each side of the street, once a week).
We'll shift enforcement and resources to properly clean streets. With that will come fewer tickets, cleaner streets, and hopefully, less stress.
If you support "sweeping" reform to Jersey City's parking rules, please consider signing my petition.
I'm not pretending to be a master of parking solutions -- I want to hear from you -- and as always, I promise to be there when you need me.