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More action on Residential Parking Permits

Councilman Francisco Moya (D_Jackson Heights) introduced a pair of parking-related bills earlier this month, with the first seeking to create a residential permit system in East Elmhurst —This seems to be related to a similar position from State Senator Jorge Peralto we have supported in the past. The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association told the Queens Chronicle in December that such a system would be welcome in the area.

According to the bill 80 percent of the spots in East Elmhurst would be set aside for neighborhood residents only, while nonresidents would be allowed to park in the remaining spaces.

In terms of community reaction, the councilman said he’s heard nothing but positive feedback so far.

The second bill Moya put forth would require the DOT to sooner inform elected officials, community boards and other area civic and business leaders of plans that would eliminate a traffic lane or parking for 500 continuous feet or three continuous blocks along a given street for at least a week.

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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