By Tom Liddy
MANHATTAN - The City Council has put the brakes on alternate-side regulations, according to published reports.
On Thursday, the Council passed a bill that would allow communities that keep their streets clean to drop one day of alternate-side parking, according to CBS/Channel 2.
Under the measure if streets are kept clean for two years and earn a 90 percent rating, community boards could reduce street cleaning to once a week.
The regulations are used in 54 of the city's 59 community districts, according to the report.
Speaker Christine Quinn said that each community would decide whether or not to opt out.
“We’re not saying to a neighborhood ‘you have to have less street cleaning and less alternative-side-of-the-street parking.’ We are saying you have that option,” Quinn said, according to CBS.