May 8, 2023 - Politics

Where Philly's mayoral candidates stand on "Savesies": Pro/con

Illustration of snow being shoveled off the screen, and a beach chair being put in its place before it gets swallowed by more snow.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Philly has a long tradition of saving their shoveled out parking spot with an inanimate object, like a traffic cone, lawn chair or milk crate.

πŸš— Yes, but: We still wanted to get mayoral candidates' take on the practice.

Here's where the Democrats stand β€”

Warren Bloom: βœ… Pro β€” If you shovel out your parking space, you should be able to keep it in the snow.

Jeff Brown: βœ… Pro β€”Β If you did the work you should be able to keep the space. But we need more parking.

James DeLeon: βœ… Pro β€”Β I don’t do it, but I understand that a person shoveled their spot and believes they should keep it for at least one day.

Allan Domb: ❌ Con β€” Street parking is one of the ultimate democratic things about city living: first come, first served, no savesies.

Delscia Gray: ❌ Con β€” Find another parking spot.

Helen Gym: ❌ Con β€” Our blocks belong to all of us.

Cherelle Parker: βœ… Pro β€” It's a Philly Thing!

Rebecca Rhynhart: ❌ Con β€” I understand the sentiment of wanting to save a parking space, especially after a snowstorm, but far too many incidents have escalated into violence due to this practice and therefore I am against it.

Click on each candidate's name to read their full SmartBrevity voter guide.


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