There have been quite a few complaints about a certain New Rochelle municipal employee who works for the New Rochelle Police Department and also works for the City School District of New Rochelle. Unlike teachers, staff and parents at the school, this particular employee has managed to obtain a special "reserved" parking space close to the school entrance. She has obtained that space by parking illegally on Davenport Avenue near the intersection with Pelham Road. Based on complaints from parents at the school, this has been going on for some time.
Talk of the Sound has received reports that this individual has often asserted that as an NRPD employee she should not be given a ticket for parking in a spot which is clearly indicating as "No Parking". Apparently this line of reasoning has worked well enough that she continues to park in the spot without getting a ticket. We were there again today checking up on the vehicle (the photos above). We will be back later this week to see if her superiors in the NRPD are going to support her self-declared parking exemption.
What do you think? Should municipal employees be granted special parking privileges?