Reader Mail: Municipal parking rate increases
Parking rates go up, but the municipal garages in town are in horrible shape. Broken equipment, human waste, and so on..
Another Hoboken411 reader states:
“Just to prove that all the ranting about the deplorable condition of the garage isn’t baseless, here’s the obligatory ‘Elevator Out Of Order’ sign. And yes, the paper it’s taped on top of is the one informing the poor souls who can’t use this elevator that by the way, their rates are going up.
I didn’t take a picture of the brand-new ‘self-service payment’ machine (already taped up with ‘out of order’ signs), or the human waste at the bottom of the center staircase…
Keep up the good work!”
Read on for the rest.
Effective March 1, 2008, parking in city lots will increase for all drivers, including residents.
Here’s what one Hoboken411 reader had to say about it:
“The monthly rates are going up in the municipal garages. Since they don’t send out an invoices, they don’t inform you that the rate increased. Last time they raised the rates, I only found out when the gate wouldn’t lift and the attendant told me that my account was probably frozen because of the price increase. I had to pay them $25 (the increase as the time) on the spot in order to be able to leave the garage. I called the Midtown Garage (St. Mary’s) and they confirmed the $10 increase is effective in March so it now costs $185 each month for a resident to park there.
Don’t even get me started on the reason Terry LaBruno gives for supporting the increase, “Because some people are paying more in private garages” – absolutely ridiculous! I should be punished because people spend $300 a month to park in a private garage? Maybe I wouldn’t mind if there was some benefit for the people who park in the garages. All this does is give the city more money to waste away.
The site is great – keep up the great work.”
(municipal garage on Hudson Street)