Albany Med Valet Overtaking Parking and Parking Illegally Open

Morris Street At New Scotland Ave. Albany, New York Show on Map Hide Map
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Park South

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Do we need to call the media to receive the courtesy of a response from the city regarding the valet issue allowed to adversely affect an entire area with impunity for a long time now? Someone is buying a load of nonsense given it sounds like the Mayor's Office thinks the valet parking is effecting 3 spaces. Who is telling them that? The office who circumvented tax payers and residential permit purchasers to allow Albany Med to intimidate people out of parking spots, install signs (poured in cement) in residential areas saying, "Valet Parking Only," and open the car doors of legally parked citizens, without permission, to demand they move? This is not effecting 3 spaces. It's effecting parking all around EACH of the kiosks Albany Med has. It's effecting customers at SEFCU who have complained and the employees at SEFCU who get no response from the city or Albany Med. It's effecting customers and employees at CVS because the valets use that entire lot as well and CVS has had to resort to towing at times. Citizens have nonchalantly struck up conversations with the valets who've revealed they are told to use all of the spots on the street and lots rather than the Albany Med garage (which is a complete contradiction of what the Albany Med leadership promised the neighborhood when they wanted support for their expansion). Residents have paid for permits yet struggle to find spaces. Businesses are aggravated because customers are complaining they can't find parking, and when someone does park legally, the valets open their car doors and demand they move because they "get to use all the street spaces." They do this because they can. There is no accountability. It's benefiting someone, but it's not the residents or other businesses and none of our tax bills will be decreased to account for the inconvenience and hardship it's causing hardworking people who just want to be able to park in legal spots on our streets without being overtaken by cars that should be in the parking garage and valets who confront legally parked citizens. There have even been photos on Seeclickfix of how they double park, dangerously blocking driving lanes and still there is no accountability. It's time for Councilman Conti and others to stand up for this community and insist Albany Med use their own parking facilities as promised and to at least give the appearance of giving a care about the neighborhood in which they prosper.


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