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Local organizations plan “Hate Free Zone” to protect vulnerable communities

Local organizations plan “Hate Free Zone” to protect vulnerable communities

A “hate free” Hudson Valley is defined as: “a Hudson Valley where an attack on one vulnerable community is an attack on all vulnerable communities; a Hudson Valley where sanctuary policies that protect immigrants from deportation, access to driver’s licenses for all immigrants, investment in public education instead of mass incarceration, and other measures that choose solidarity over hate are realized.”

Open letter asks mayor to keep parking lots free of charge

Open letter asks mayor to keep parking lots free of charge

The letter argues that the plan, which would raise the price for on-street parking from 50 cents to $1 per hour and for the first time begin charging 75 cents an hour to park in city lots, would do more harm than good. Low-income workers and apartment dwellers would be unfairly burdened, businesses will lose both patrons and employees and visitors would be deterred from visiting Uptown and take their money elsewhere.