Introducing the legislation to change the downtown parking lots in New Rochelle to charge for 24 hours of metered parking, Councilman Albert Tarantino, sponsor of the resolution, said this "attempt to avert some problems there took almost as much time as the tattoo parlor legislation." Councilman Louis Trangucci, however, was still concerned about these changes and felt the Council should soon reconsider this issue after George Rainone, Public Properties and Parking Manager, evaluated the new parking patterns. His most serious concern was whether the cars now parking free in the lots would park in the adjacent neighborhoods instead of buying parking permits. Charles Strome, City Manager and member of the BID (Business Improvement District) which had proposed the change, said evaluation would be an on-going process. Mayor Noam Bramson then suggested a date of July l for further discussion.
Councilman James Stowe wanted to know how this evaluation would be accomplished. Questions about how many permits might be issued and the city's ability to accommodate them were brought up as well as the potential "hot spots" in downtown where more tickets might be written.