May 26, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
Buffalo, NY – Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Western Region Six Leadership recently helped broker an agreement with a number of community partners on a Residential Parking Permit System in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood, where Workers employed in the city’s growing Downtown Medical Corridor park their cars due to high parking ramp rates.
Recent talks held between Union Officials, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York State Senator Timothy Kennedy, New York State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen and Fruit Belt Neighborhood representatives, helped forged what CSEA believes is a “decent act of compromise and a good start” to finding a long-term solution.
A May 12th memorandum of understanding takes the concerns of all parties involved, while at the same time – protects the interests of all of CSEA’s hard working Members who depend on safe, affordable and reliable parking spaces near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, CSEA Western Region Six Officials said.
Residents who live in this neighborhood will receive parking permits at no cost, and as such, CSEA Employees who work at the Roswell Cancer Institute will continue to park at no cost on city streets. Each block throughout the legislated area will have a sign in the middle of the block, effectively cutting the block in half where half of the block is designated as residential permitted parking only and the other half of the street is parking on a first come, first served basis.
The agreement also calls for alternating parking on the side of the street similarly to how parking alternates throughout the rest of the City of Buffalo. To read more click on the following link