Parking THEFT in Hoboken

How can you allow such parking theft to happen in Hoboken?

hoboken nj parking theftUp for “first reading” at tonight’s Hoboken City Council meeting is an ordinance to effectively DOUBLE the penalty for failing to move your car for street cleaning (sweeper, plow or otherwise). This parking theft is wrong across the board – but where do you begin?

Both sides of this equation are ridiculous in fact. While we think the downright worst “vehicular penalties” are “speed limits” for the highways of this country – which are intentionally set about 25% lower than the natural “sweet spot” that today’s cars and road conditions can handle “safely.” For example, an 85 mph speed limit for most roads is more than reasonable. But they set them so low, that it’s actually painful and unnatural to drive at such a slow pace. Well, now they can pretty much arbitrarily pull anyone over and ROB them (by force if required.)

In this case – street cleaning does have some kind of “purpose” – as it keeps our city completely free of garbage because of all the careless people just dumping entire cans of trash on the streets. (sarcasm off). But this is such blatant parking theft it’s mind-boggling. Take a look at the verbiage in the proposed ordinance change:

“Whenever violations occur which interrupt the City’s street cleaning and/or snow removal operations, the City may, for the purpose of maintaining public safety and the general welfare, immediately issue a summons upon the vehicle and vehicle owner with a penalty of not less than $100.00 and not more than $200.00.”

Can you explain how ROBBING someone improves public safety and “general welfare?”

In reality, it ONLY improves the “general welfare” of the scumbags at city hall! How you idiots fall for such euphemisms is beyond me…

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YOU are the problem. Stop enabling them. Just stop!

So like I said, both sides of this equation are asinine. The city’s stupid policies, as well as the people that constantly “forget” to move their cars for whatever reasons. A circle-jerk of stupidity and enablers.

Hoboken drivers enable parking theftBut the number one reason this continues is YOU. The people that don’t read the signs, are too lazy to move their cars and be vigilant about the weekly hassle the city has created for you.

While in general – it is (initially) financially “cheaper” to park on the streets on an annual basis in comparison to a parking garage, putting your car in a garage is well worth the money. You just have to look at other ways parking on the street costs in the longer run.

  • 100% guaranteed spot every time. More time for you.
  • Less damage to car while you navigate streets worse than Baghdad.
  • Less hassle dealing with tickets (which often fall off resulting in even steeper fines – possible license suspension).
  • No court whatsoever. Ever.
  • Reduced chance of vandalism (stay away from CITY RUN GARAGES though).
  • You starve the beast.

If everyone said “fuck you” to the “hidden tax” – the city would lose their minds. If residents and visitors were both on the ball and diligently moved their cars with a high success rate (99% would be a great start) or off the streets entirely – the city would quickly be in trouble. Millions removed from city coffers.

It’s just sad that there is no way to organize a community like this to do such a momentous thing. Today it’s $200, next year $500, and maybe when it’s $1000 or more because some toxic sweeper couldn’t pick up a candy wrapper will be what wakes people up and they begin dusting off their pitch forks and torches.

Project: Look in the mirror next time you hit the head and say to yourself: “I enable thieves because I’m one giant wimp, and need them to survive. I am helpless.”

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14 Comments on "Parking THEFT in Hoboken"

joey maxim
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joey maxim

entire nation going down the tubes…bitch bark all we want.this is it..blaim yourselves

animal_lover
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animal_lover

So let me get this straight, Zimmer’s incompetence is Obama’s fault and lack of city services is every one else’s fault. I can tell you it is not the fault of the Public Safety Dir, the Fire Chief, The School Board president or our Freeholder they all have enlisted her to get the work done and she will not or can not make the decision. We all pay dearly for the damages of her and her allies. [quote comment=”224353″]entire nation going down the tubes…bitch bark all we want.this is it..blaim yourselves[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

theres nothing to get streight…you vote you choice federal or local…no comparison between any one..who cares.it is what it is ..opinions dont matter..your vote did a few years ago…you seem to have lots of time on your hands,yet cannot change the course of politics..it is what it is…[quote comment=”224354″]So let me get this straight, Zimmer’s incompetence is Obama’s fault and lack of city services is every one else’s fault. I can tell you it is not the fault of the Public Safety Dir, the Fire Chief, The School Board president or our Freeholder they all have enlisted her to get the work done and she will not or can not make the decision. We all pay dearly for the damages of her and her allies.[/quote]
[quote comment=”224354″]So let me get this straight, Zimmer’s incompetence is Obama’s fault and lack of city services is every one else’s fault. I can tell you it is not the fault of the Public Safety Dir, the Fire Chief, The School Board president or our Freeholder they all have enlisted her to get the work done and she will not or can not make the decision. We all pay dearly for the damages of her and her allies.[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

theres nothing to get streight…you vote you choice federal or local…no comparison between any one..who cares.it is what it is ..opinions dont matter..your vote did a few years ago…you seem to have lots of time on your hands,yet cannot change the course of politics..it is what it is…[quote comment=”224354″]So let me get this straight, Zimmer’s incompetence is Obama’s fault and lack of city services is every one else’s fault. I can tell you it is not the fault of the Public Safety Dir, the Fire Chief, The School Board president or our Freeholder they all have enlisted her to get the work done and she will not or can not make the decision. We all pay dearly for the damages of her and her allies.[/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

understand the majority voted for obama as well hoping for change.duhaaaa

monty
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monty

I wanted to add to the thread about parking fines(theft).

I’ve been a resident in hoboken for the last 15 years and I am primarily very responsible with my car which I park inthe street. If I forget to move it I will willingly pay my fine.

My biggest issue is that most of the time the person writing the ticket is too lazy to even get out of the car and put the ticket on my car. Out of the 10 of so tickets I’ve recieved ovber the last 5 years, I would say 7 of them I didn’t know I got a ticket until I got a voucher in the mail with a LATE FINE. How can I be charged a late fine when I never actually recieved a ticket.

Now I have to weigh hours of my time at night court to fight the additional $10. Is it worth it?

joey maxim
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joey maxim
monty understood..Live in the town 50 years..that time no PA,,cops gave out 1.00 summons mostly for meters..25 ‘ was npt an issue unless fire trucks could not pass for in those days had tillers..In the late 60’s people who worked in nyc parked in hoboken took up spaces and that negatelud locals from parking their cars.There was no boots etc.5 cents for an hour in the meter in the late 50’s …Biggest mistake was too incorperate the PA into the city structure..thus ,the golden goose ..this was another mayor..consider 1/quarter square mile and developement as well as 5 cars to one family..On washington st move one side to another as well as bla bla..If you had a clue of what $ is generated would drive u nuts..the game is over..we either stay or move out like so many others who bitch moan and bark. 😈 [quote comment=”224341″]I wanted to add to the thread about parking fines(theft).I’ve been a resident in hoboken for the last 15 years and I am primarily very responsible with my car which I park inthe street. If I forget to move it I will willingly pay my fine.My biggest issue is that most of the time the person writing the ticket is too lazy to even get out of the car and put the ticket on my car. Out of the 10 of so tickets I’ve recieved ovber the last 5 years, I would say 7 of them I didn’t know I got a ticket until… Read more »
animal_lover
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animal_lover

Mistake dissolving the authority? That was the strategy to balance the budget on the residents backs through booting, towing and tickets. Then the state came along and slaughtered that golden goose. Now the Council cook up more ordinances to back their corruption and spend their days spinning rather than providing services. [quote comment=”224342″]monty understood..Live in the town 50 years..that time no PA,,cops gave out 1.00 summons mostly for meters..25 ‘ was npt an issue unless fire trucks could not pass for in those days had tillers..In the late 60′s people who worked in nyc parked in hoboken took up spaces and that negatelud locals from parking their cars.There was no boots etc.5 cents for an hour in the meter in the late 50′s …Biggest mistake was too incorperate the PA into the city structure..thus ,the golden goose ..this was another mayor..consider 1/quarter square mile and developement as well as 5 cars to one family..On washington st move one side to another as well as bla bla..If you had a clue of what $ is generated would drive u nuts..the game is over..we either stay or move out like so many others who bitch moan and bark. [/quote]

joey maxim
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joey maxim

contrare…balance what budget? the tax payers still pay the weight..No reason to combine the Pa with the City.. Sybiles cave was not priority then… we can bark and moan all we want like the weather..this is as good as it gets..btw i agree with you but step back and view the big picture..things are not what they always seem to be..we deal with it..fair or unfair..The more things change they stay the same..have faith[quote comment=”224344″]Mistake dissolving the authority? That was the strategy to balance the budget on the residents backs through booting, towing and tickets. Then the state came along and slaughtered that golden goose. Now the Council cook up more ordinances to back their corruption and spend their days spinning rather than providing services.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

patenly worse under Zimmer judging from decades in Hoboken and close familiarity with how Banana Republics work.[quote comment=”224349″]contrare…balance what budget? the tax payers still pay the weight..No reason to combine the Pa with the City.. Sybiles cave was not priority then… we can bark and moan all we want like the weather..this is as good as it gets..btw i agree with you but step back and view the big picture..things are not what they always seem to be..we deal with it..fair or unfair..The more things change they stay the same..have faith[/quote]

Gavriel
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Gavriel

Thanks for this good post 411. Too many times articles just recite what the authorities do, and not what it means to the rest of us. The in your face attitude hopefully gets through to some of our neighbors. I hear people complain all the time about parking tickets when it is always in their control to prevent them. How did we become some complacent?

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Gavriel, it might be in their control but the City, intentionally or unintentionally writes agenda items in such an obscure fashion that you would have no idea of what is being voted on. Here is the description from last night Feb 3 on this issue: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND HOBOKEN CITY CODE SECTION 190-28 TO PROPERLY EFFECTUATE ENFORCEMENT DURING NECESSARY CITY GOVERNMENT OBLIGATIONS **.[quote comment=”224333″]Thanks for this good post 411. Too many times articles just recite what the authorities do, and not what it means to the rest of us. The in your face attitude hopefully gets through to some of our neighbors. I hear people complain all the time about parking tickets when it is always in their control to prevent them. How did we become some complacent?[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

The administration beats up on individuals and continuously controls impressions through the media. It will take a large group effort to dislodge the unethical Zimmer aligned group. [quote comment=”224333″]Thanks for this good post 411. Too many times articles just recite what the authorities do, and not what it means to the rest of us. The in your face attitude hopefully gets through to some of our neighbors. I hear people complain all the time about parking tickets when it is always in their control to prevent them. How did we become some complacent?[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

It is the City’s duty to clear the streets. This incompetence of the administration is 100% at fault. The cars have all been removed and the City has failed. Let us hope we can have our County or State pick up where the City fails. The Zimmer administration’s no performance standards and lack of ethical standards are beyond belief!

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