Despite his vote to end the temporary parking restriction, Guridy also said he is concerned about people walking when others again are parking on both sides of the street.
Guridy said council has to clarify the zoning issue, “then make a fair and just decision.”
Council member Peter Schweyer made the motion to restore parking to both sides of the street, until council has the opportunity to review if there is a relevant zoning issue.
Council also wants a “speed study” done by the administration to determine if unposted 35 mph speed limits should be reduced on both Business Park Lane and Hamilton Drive in the business park. O’Connell said such a study is “very crucial.”
While J&J employees have complained to council about overly-aggressive city employees issuing $100 traffic tickets after the “no parking” signs went up, Tamara Dolan, executive director of the Allentown Parking Authority, unequivocally denied “targeted enforcement” was done on Business Park Lane. She said the last ticket was issued there more than two weeks ago.
She said parking authority personnel did respond to parking complaints that came to the city’s communications center.