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Here's the latest version of the ordinance. Contrary to Chico's claims on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ChicoRamchalJC/status/532531906320293888), the ordinance does allow for tree removal so long as you get approval.

"... no existing street tree shall be removed to create a driveway without prior approval by the Jersey City Division of Parks & Forestry."

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4770698/Harsimus%20Cove/Ordinance%20Amending%20%26%20Supplementing%20Chapter%20160%20and%20Chapter%20345-%20copy.pdf

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At last night's council meeting, there was an emergency resolution on the agenda to ask the Planning Board to review the front-yard parking ordinance. This passed, with Candice Osborne and Michael Yun voting no. The next Planning Board meeting is on December 2nd.

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But it looks so classy!

"god hates you. you will all go to yuppie hell. in yuppie hell there is no starbucks or hole foods or sushi bar. in yuppie hell you will work 16 hours a day in a bodega. in yuppie hell your car will not start when the sweeper is coming down the street. in yuppie hell your doorman will terrorize you and have sex with your wife or husband...when you are at work....in the bodega. in yuppie hell you will go to the laundromat and lose your last quarter in a broken washing machine. in yuppie hell you will buy all your food and clothing at the 99 cent store. in yuppie hell there are no cell phones, you will use a pay phone. a filthy pay phone".      -   Cat_Man Dude

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This seems to be a play/ploy to property owners (a/k/a "donors") to take a common resource used and maintained by the city for all, and give it to individual property owners. As it harms the general population and benefits the few owners, it is wrong prima facie. The many lesser wrongs - decreased parking, green/open space, enforcement - are just piss frosting on this shitcake idea.
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I will love seeing the supporters' faces when they realize they'll never ever have another visitor because there won't be any street parking anywhere. Enjoy your large backyard barbecue alone, bitchez.

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Department of Planning's memo to the Planning Board. I agree with every point.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/77fza9krph61ecr/Front%20Yard%20Parking%20Memo%20Signed.pdf?dl=0

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Front-yard parking might come back to Jersey City under new measure

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on November 11, 2014 at 8:13 AM, updated November 11, 2014 at 11:07 AM

A measure floating around City Hall would allow some Jersey City residents to park on their front yards for a $100 fee.

The measure, pushed by Ward B Councilman Khemraj "Chico" Ramchal over the objections of the mayor and city planners, would affect every residential neighborhood zone in the city. Ramchal said he hopes the plan will allow more homeowners living in densely packed neighborhoods to park closer to their homes.

"If they have the footage in front of their houses, let them park there," he told The Jersey Journal.

Only residents with front yards eight feet wide and 16 feet long from their house to the edge of the sidewalk closest to their home would be eligible. Cars parked on front yards would not be allowed to block the home entrances or sidewalks.

Front-yard parking is prohibited in Jersey City, but some homeowners were grandfathered in when the ban took effect and others receive zoning variances.

The city's planning officials oppose the measure, saying in a Nov. 5 memo obtained by The Jersey Journal that instead of solving a parking problem, it would create a new one by limiting the number of on-street parking spaces, which the memo calls "a scarce public resource."

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