New parking rules for the Jersey City Heights
By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
on April 13, 2017 at 9:14 AM, updated April 13, 2017 at 12:08 PM
JERSEY CITY -- A new parking zone including the entire Jersey City Heights area was given final approval last night by the City Council, which heard from residents who described the parking situation in that section of the city as a "free-for-all" and the "wild, wild west."
The measure, approved 7-0, establishes a zone that will allow residents to park for 24 hours a day and limits everyone else from parking longer than four hours without a permit. Heights residents lobbied for the change, saying parking spaces in the city's northern neighborhoods are hogged by non-residents.
A $15 annual permit for residents will allow them to park in the zone 24 hours a day. A non-residential parking permit will cost $300 a year. People who work but don't live in the area will have to buy a $50 permit every six months.
The new zone will not take effect for a year. City officials believe it will take that long to make sure the city's parking division has the staff to enforce the new rules. Read more