SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mary McNally, Springfield Parking Authority’s Executive Director, told 22News she decided to resign following several small incidents over the past few months. Often times, McNally didn’t feel as though she was being supported by the city, or the board.
The Parking Authority manages several parking garages in Springfield; they also enforce parking on city streets. The Authority works with vendors, who help manage the garages and lots.
McNally said she meets with the Springfield Parking Authority’s Board once a month, and has made several suggestions, but no action have been taken. “My initiatives, my efforts, and my standards to improve the Parking Authority’s performance is not being supported by my board, and or, the city department.”
McNally said she tried bringing her concerns to the city, but the conversation never went anywhere.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno sent 22News a statement that reads, in part:
“Myself, my administration, and the board were supportive. As a matter of fact, we worked hand-in-hand in solidifying the financial status of the Springfield Parking Authority.”