NEW YORK. The City Council is expected to pass a five-minute grace period for alternate side parking and muni-meter violations today. Though Mayor Michael Bloomberg opposes the bill — he believes it will encourage people to wait another five minutes and ask for another grace period — with 15 sponsors, the council would override his veto. “It would be nice to give the taxpayer a break,” Lex Lambert, 45, an Upper West Sider, said, “instead of having the sanitation department call the police and then the police tow your car.”