BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Council candidate Jeff Varnerin is proposing to offer a credit of municipal commuter parking for the months of April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know how many Berkley Heights families are digging deep to get by during these difficult times,” said Council candidate Varnerin. “That is why our local leaders need to dig even deeper to find creative ways to offer any sort of relief to our neighbors. I am proposing that we offer a 2-month credit in yearly commuter parking fees. Commuters are not able to use the parking lot during this unprecedented time of social distancing and therefore, government must be sensitive, like so many businesses who are returning fees and premiums.”

Varnerin continued, “We are facing a devastated economy and record unemployment right here in town. This is a commonsense gesture to our community that will signal that our municipal government is here for them. Berkeley Heights must know that their local leaders are looking out for their wallets and pocketbooks as we work together to recover from this pandemic.”

Jeff Varnerin is a highly distinguished scientist and project manager working at one of the largest healthcare companies in the world where he and his team are currently working on a variety of solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.