HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 6/4/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – June 4, 2014

Adding to the “why Verizon rates keep inching up” file – is yet another Verizon van ticketed here in town. It’s not even parked illegally!

I guess the city can just ticket any commercial vehicle from Verizon, UPS, FedEx, Fresh Direct, and they won’t be challenged.

HPU Hypocrisy verizon van ticketed in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – April 11, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, here’s a picture of a Verizon van trying to do work – to help residents.

What makes this sad is that here is a “public utility” company (who provide useful and necessary services to the community) and the city of Hoboken steals from them while they try to maintain order (i.e., do “good.”)

Meanwhile, the city breaks their own laws – not to “do good,” but rather to ROB IT’S OWN RESIDENTS (via tickets, boots and tows).

How screwed up is that? Back in the day, there would be pitchforks and protests. Now, residents just lay down and take it where the light doesn’t shine. You get rate increases from your phone company lately – this is one of the reasons why.

Verizon service truck ticketed in Hoboken NJ

About Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day
The HPU Hypocrisy of the Day is a photo feature on Hoboken411.com.

Created out of need – this section features the blatant hypocrisy in the Hoboken city government. Get this – Parking “laws” were created under the guise that it is either for “safety of residents, drivers and pedestrians,” or to “make parking more fair for law abiding citizens.”

The city, however – VIOLATES those very same laws. The bottom line is THEY DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT SAFETY. They just want your MONEY.

You frustrated with the hypocrisy? Caught them on film? Simply email Hoboken411@gmail.com with your photo, location and sorry story!

8 Responses

  1. whineanddineinhob says:

    …………and who do you think is paying for the fines? WE ARE. I don’t know about Verizon this time around but check your Cablevision Bill, they have hit us with yet another increase for the next billing.

  2. animal_lover says:

    Disgusting. But would you expect any better from this admin! There should be areas of the town for loading/unloading and service providers that are dedicated to specific hours.

    This thievery has to stop. I still have not received $$$$ back from my illegal tow yet the City will expect property taxes promptly. What utter incompetence!

  3. animal_lover says:

    Has anyone else noticed all the vehicles driving around with parking tickets on their windshield? Is this some sort of new trend? I see it both with individual and commercial vehicles. Is this a way of publicly proclaiming, “look at what this City is doing”? ❓

  4. sunnybrook says:

    Why doesn’t someone on the council actually confront the administration on these outrageous parking policies? For instance, that car parked on Hudson w/o moving for nearly a year and never being ticketed — seems like that sort of oversight by the HPU is bordering on criminal. They obviously were given instructions to “ignore” the vehicle and thus someone had months upon months of hassle-free parking at the expense of tax paying citizens. Just makes me sick how the influence of a certain class of voters (e.g. leeches of society) can make those with power to turn a blind eye.

    • animal_lover says:

      Sunny, it would be helpful if you spoke your issues in a council meeting so then it would be a matter of public record and perhaps taken under consideration, especially if you continue to stand on the issue until it is resolved, As it stands now the City has budgeted more parking revenue for the year. With being caught with their hand in the cookie jar on overcharges for tows that were questionable already, the City will have to ticket and tow considerably more to meet the budget padding goals. [quote comment=”222945″]Why doesn’t someone on the council actually confront the administration on these outrageous parking policies? For instance, that car parked on Hudson w/o moving for nearly a year and never being ticketed — seems like that sort of oversight by the HPU is bordering on criminal. They obviously were given instructions to “ignore” the vehicle and thus someone had months upon months of hassle-free parking at the expense of tax paying citizens. Just makes me sick how the influence of a certain class of voters (e.g. leeches of society) can make those with power to turn a blind eye.[/quote]

  5. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    last weekend the city had their cars parked blocking both crosswalks at the LL field. And ro boot, an HPU supervisor car blew thru a crosswalk as I was attempting to cross. there’s hypocrisy.

  6. Jodatbc says:

    The HPU is such a BS racket, looking to take advantage of Hoboken’s residents at every turn. I was issued a ticket for not having a valid resident parking permit on a Wednesday when I had renewed my permit AT THE SERVICE WINDOW on Monday of the same week. I called an confirmed that my parking pass had, in fact, been renewed and was active as of that Monday. They would not, however, fix this error over the phone as I would think it would simply take the push of a button…that same button they used to issue the ticket (unfairly). My options were either, take a morning off work to sit in court and “fight” this ticket or pay the $70. I went with option A in this case and the ticket was ultimately thrown out but it is still complete and utter BS how this town can get away with these types of things with no repercussions. Instead, Dawn Zimmer and her cronies have the audacity to send periodic letters saying “Don’t want to deal with parking? Get rid of your cars.” I’m sorry, I believe it is your administration that has significantly decreased the amount of parking, Mayor Zimmer, by allowing car sharing programs like “Connect” and painting the curbs red that create this problem in the first place. Having the ability and accessability to own a car is part of the reason I live in Hoboken, not NYC…Sorry, rant over.

    • animal_lover says:

      I know when I renewed, I said are you absolutely sure that I am not going to get a ticket in the next two days when the old one expired even though I renewed. I told them I would have a very difficult time even fighting giving the number of Shinanigans I have already encountered. I heard another fellow in line say the same thing that happened to me, he went to court to protest and was so outraged at fighting multiple illegal tickets that the Judge told him if he did not settle down he would be found in contempt.

      Imagine that getting shaken down then perhaps fined further by the same administration for fighting. The best bet is to ask for a change of venue. If that does not work go to the state judicial ethics advisory council.[quote comment=”222960″]The HPU is such a BS racket, looking to take advantage of Hoboken’s residents at every turn. I was issued a ticket for not having a valid resident parking permit on a Wednesday when I had renewed my permit AT THE SERVICE WINDOW on Monday of the same week. I called an confirmed that my parking pass had, in fact, been renewed and was active as of that Monday. They would not, however, fix this error over the phone as I would think it would simply take the push of a button…that same button they used to issue the ticket (unfairly). My options were either, take a morning off work to sit in court and “fight” this ticket or pay the $70. I went with option A in this case and the ticket was ultimately thrown out but it is still complete and utter BS how this town can get away with these types of things with no repercussions. Instead, Dawn Zimmer and her cronies have the audacity to send periodic letters saying “Don’t want to deal with parking? Get rid of your cars.” I’m sorry, I believe it is your administration that has significantly decreased the amount of parking, Mayor Zimmer, by allowing car sharing programs like “Connect” and painting the curbs red that create this problem in the first place. Having the ability and accessability to own a car is part of the reason I live in Hoboken, not NYC…Sorry, rant over.[/quote]

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