Community Board Leaders Lose Parking Privileges

Community board leaders are about to lose one of their sweetest perks: a parking placard that lets them park anywhere in the city for free for up to three hours.

The free parking privilege, which has been enjoyed for years by the chairs of each of the 59 community boards, is coming to an end come February 1, according to a report in the New York Post.

The mayor’s order to revoke the passes has naturally met a degree of resistance, and in some cases, outright indignation from community board leaders.

Our own Theresa Scavo, from Community Board 15 wants an alternative to the loss of the golden “free parking” placard, like a prepaid MetroCard.

“Now I take the train to the city out of my own pocket and there is no reimbursement fee,” Scavo told the Post.

According to the Post, only the volunteer board leaders will lose their passes while the paid district managers will still retain their placards.