Alex Fay, one of my best undergraduates who will be taking my graduate course this winter, will be working with me and Professor Shoup on this. Believe me, there is nothing unique about the North Village that isn't found in every neighborhood close to a university. What is unusual is that a lot of illegal parking has been permitted for so long which violates both local and Federal law and creates serious public safety problems. There are obvious and effective solutions to the problem, and, obviously, any new plan should be discussed in detail with people who live in the neighborhood and shouldn't be implemented until June when we have the big student turnover in the neighborhood. That alone will make a big difference, and a parallel parking and permit program should do the rest.
I have asked Alex to be in touch with you, and both Professor Shoup and I will be happy to work with you when I get out there for the winter quarter.