BAYONNE – The Bayonne City Council is expected to introduce two ordinances at its Nov. 9 meeting that will abolish the Bayonne Parking Authority – an autonomous public body – and establish a city department to assume those duties.
Earlier this year, Mayor Mark Smith proposed eliminating the BPA as well as the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority as part of a downsizing of municipal government.
The BPA has been plagued with problems including several lawsuits questioning some of the operations.
Business Administrator Steve Gallo said the council’s move to abolish the BPA and to create a new public utility under the auspices of the Department of Public Safety would streamline parking operations and make them directly accountable to the administration.
A public hearing on the proposed change is scheduled for Dec. 14.