Hoboken Parking Warnings

Parking Warnings instead of boots – to become law

Here’s a note from NJ State Legislator Carmelo Garcia. Sounds like they used Hoboken411 as a source (“fill city coffers,” “draconian policies,” ring a bell, don’t they?)

Automatic Booting Policy Ceases in Hoboken

Change comes after Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia called on City “Officials” to end this unfair practice

Carmelo Garcia Parking Boot Legislation Hoboken NJHoboken—Assemblyman Carmelo G. Garcia (D-Hudson) calls the change in Hoboken’s booting policy a good first step. Instead of immediately booting a vehicle parked illegally, the Hoboken Parking Utility is giving drivers a ticket and a written notice stating they have 72 hours to move their car or face booting or towing. While this doesn’t eliminate the use of wheel clamps or boots, it does give the motorist more time to fix the problem. “An automatic boot is not only unfair it can leave a motorists stranded and gives them no time to correct the problem,” said Garcia. “This is a more humane way of dealing with motorists who park illegally, at least temporarily while my legislation addressing this issue works its way through the legislature.”

Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Garcia, Declan O’Scanlon Jr. (R- Red Bank), and Michael Patrick Carroll (R- Morris Plains) prohibits municipalities from implementing ordinances that permit the booting of vehicles with no outstanding warrants. This bill will clear up any grey area in the current state statute. “For far too long motorists, even those with no outstanding warrants against their vehicle, were getting booted due to Hoboken’s draconian policy,” said Garcia. “This practice appears to be an attempt to fill city coffers. And booting a car doesn’t open up a space for another vehicle. This legislation will protect drivers and put a roadblock in the way of any town that attempts to authorize overly aggressive booting policies.”

Hoboken Parking Warnings – We’ll see how long this lasts

7/14/2014 Update:

Well – at least a handful of “examples” have been presented by the HPU recently – how they’re apparently giving a select “grace period” before booting and towing takes place. Hoboken Parking Warnings. Right-e-o!

A few of these warning notices were placed on cars near ShopRite this past weekend – IN ADDITION TO parking summonses (i.e., pickpocketing).

“Notice – This vehicle is illegally parked in a permit zone. If this matter is not resolved within 72 hours, this vehicle will be subject to booting and/or towing.”

My take on this matter? This is political showmanship. They’ll “be nice” for a brief period of time (to get some spineless douchebag intern at the local paper to publish “positive headlines” that show how “relaxed” Hoboken has become…) and then revert back to their evil ways in no time at all. It’s how it works around here. “Govern for headlines…”

Hoboken Parking Warning Notice 72 Hours

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26 Comments on "Hoboken Parking Warnings"


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iforgotmymantra
1 year 1 month ago

I agree this is much too nice to last.

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briank
1 year 1 month ago

I don’t understand why people complain about HPU enforcing parking laws. Those same people bitch about not having enough parking in town. I dont know a single Hoboken resident who thinks that there is plenty of parking available in town. So how do we make sure that when residents return from work they have a place to park? By enforcing the resident only parking aggressively so that visitors know not to park there. As an experiment, try finding a place to park on a nice Sunday (no HPU enforcement) in the fall (football watching season at the bars). It is a free for all- cars parked in crosswalks everywhere, out of state plates parked in resident zones, cars partially blocking driveways. It is not only inconvenient it is dangerous to drivers and pedestrians navigating these intersections.

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willow
1 year 1 month ago

Understand what you are saying. But do what most cities do and ticket the person that can’t follow the rules. Booting a car makes someone never want to come back. [quote comment=”223393″]I don’t understand why people complain about HPU enforcing parking laws. Those same people bitch about not having enough parking in town. I dont know a single Hoboken resident who thinks that there is plenty of parking available in town. So how do we make sure that when residents return from work they have a place to park? By enforcing the resident only parking aggressively so that visitors know not to park there. As an experiment, try finding a place to park on a nice Sunday (no HPU enforcement) in the fall (football watching season at the bars). It is a free for all- cars parked in crosswalks everywhere, out of state plates parked in resident zones, cars partially blocking driveways. It is not only inconvenient it is dangerous to drivers and pedestrians navigating these intersections.[/quote]

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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
1 year 1 month ago

This exhibit looks like it’s aimed at residents–maybe a Hoboken first? 72 hours to rectify? A better approach to freeing up residential parking, since we are sharing with such a transient visitor base, is better signage both for street parking (NO PARKING) and for advertising garages. Both will increase residential supply at the expense of reduced fines for the slush coffers.[quote comment=”223393″]I don’t understand why people complain about HPU enforcing parking laws. Those same people bitch about not having enough parking in town. I dont know a single Hoboken resident who thinks that there is plenty of parking available in town. So how do we make sure that when residents return from work they have a place to park? By enforcing the resident only parking aggressively so that visitors know not to park there. As an experiment, try finding a place to park on a nice Sunday (no HPU enforcement) in the fall (football watching season at the bars). It is a free for all- cars parked in crosswalks everywhere, out of state plates parked in resident zones, cars partially blocking driveways. It is not only inconvenient it is dangerous to drivers and pedestrians navigating these intersections.[/quote]

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

Better signage would also reduce the “revenue opportunity”. The city would not want to do that. A simple signage of a vehicle being hooked would be adequate to get the message across. Sometimes visitors get angry with me when they ask for an interpretation of signs and inconsistent curb markings. I honestly myself have been parked legally and been ticketed in legal time windows and legal locations.[quote comment=”223400″]This exhibit looks like it’s aimed at residents–maybe a Hoboken first? 72 hours to rectify? A better approach to freeing up residential parking, since we are sharing with such a transient visitor base, is better signage both for street parking (NO PARKING) and for advertising garages. Both will increase residential supply at the expense of reduced fines for the slush coffers.[/quote]

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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
1 year 1 month ago

Agreed. I have been ticketed similarly & had chalked it up to a rookie mistake. City still pressed the issue in court, defying logic.[quote comment=”223401″]Better signage would also reduce the “revenue opportunity”. The city would not want to do that. A simple signage of a vehicle being hooked would be adequate to get the message across. Sometimes visitors get angry with me when they ask for an interpretation of signs and inconsistent curb markings. I honestly myself have been parked legally and been ticketed in legal time windows and legal locations.[/quote]

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

With a $4 million parking utility surplus, consistent booting in my neighborhood and an army of ready attendants, I would say this is just a show.

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

That’s right! The court is in cahoots – they have to defy logic to set up barriers for you to contest further. I called Trenton Court Administration once when it was absolutely clear to me the Court was trying to shake me down and not following its own procedures. The judge will tell you that the court is independent but that Judge serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
1 year 1 month ago

It was a shocking dose of reality. Parking offenses should probably be handled administratively to minimize perversion of the justice system. Sickening to experience the charade firsthand.[quote comment=”223403″]That’s right! The court is in cahoots – they have to defy logic to set up barriers for you to contest further. I called Trenton Court Administration once when it was absolutely clear to me the Court was trying to shake me down and not following its own procedures. The judge will tell you that the court is independent but that Judge serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.[/quote]

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

It is endemic to this Administration.[quote comment=”223404″]It was a shocking dose of reality. Parking offenses should probably be handled administratively to minimize perversion of the justice system. Sickening to experience the charade firsthand.[/quote]

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KingStBuds
1 year 1 month ago

I think one (1) resident on street parking pass per household could help free up resident street parking.
More than one car in your household?? Park the others in a garage.