Selective street cleaning enforcement
Do you recall that Board of Education truck that Hoboken411 reader Todd had questions about earlier this spring? He’s baaaack!
Truck above all laws
“Remember that one picture I showed you of that annoying school truck that parks on 12th and Clinton? Well, here is clear evidence that this one truck is above all laws of Hoboken. Here is the truck parked on the street, and you can see the street cleaner has gone around it. There is no ticket on the windshield of the truck either. To be honest, I don’t care if it’s a school vehicle or not because it parks on the street every night and it takes up valuable spots for cars that do have valid Hoboken stickers. If you notice right behind it, isn’t that a huge driveway that the truck can park in nightly?”
How would you handle offending city vehicles?
Obviously, the town cleans the streets to maintain a certain quality of living here. Your penalty for not moving the car (and therefore leaving a “dirtier” street) is the summons you typically receive for being lazy (I personally see no big deal, because they can just clean it again next week – it’s not like piles of garbage build up on the streets – but I digress).
And it’d make no sense for the city to “pay itself” for offenses such as this – because like any shifty government, it’d just be money transferring from one pile to another. So what’s a better way to handle situations like this?
- Parking credits for residents? Any person that witnesses and documents city vehicles getting off scotch free would receive credits for future parking tickets.
- Make the employee pay? Police should issue summons – and the person(s) responsible for that vehicle would have to pay out of pocket.
- Eliminate the problem. Build a better municipal parking lot that can accommodate all city vehicles – street parking is for residents, damnit!
I’m sure there are bigger things to worry about these days – but that doesn’t mean we should look the other way.