More City Hall Parking Offenders

3/10/2010:

Public Safety Director endangers residents

Hoboken411 reader Bryan is a bit miffed at the daily illegal parking by so-called “Public Safety Director” Angel Alicea.

“Above the law! The Hoboken Public Safety Director parks his city vehicle in the crosswalk nightly, while his personal vehicle is parking in a public garage on the tax-payers dime!”

Some readers have also wondered why this almost “Civilian” officer has emergency lights on the vehicle, when they’re technically not supposed to, and basically have very limited authoritative functionality compared to actual emergency entities like the Police, Fire and EMS. While others have asked exactly how much this position costs the city, on top of the 27k salary, benefits, use of city vehicle and gas, cell phone and other expenses.

A recurring trend in Hoboken…

City officials ignoring the laws of the town is nothing new here in Hoboken. In fact, you may recall the time we captured Alicea blocking a crosswalk last summer, and even Councilman Cunningham doing the same thing as recently as last week.

If it were my sole job to capture the hypocrisy digitally, I’d wear out my memory cards in record time! So feel free to continue keeping your collective eyes and ears open, and cameras ready to go!

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26 Comments on "More City Hall Parking Offenders"

Journey
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Journey

I suspect that many people are not capable of rationally looking at a situation and seeing the effects of their actions.

I don’t know when people stopped having this skill. I’ve been considering theories. My parents look at all the new child safety devices out there that did not exist when I was a child, or when they were children, yet well all survived our childhoods (mostly, my mother’s cousin died in sparkler related accident).

I did not buy any of the devices designed to prevent my daughter from pinching her little fingers in a door. I choose to supervise her around open doors and to let her pinch her fingers. I prevented her from pinching her fingers badly enough to cause injury, but enough to realize it hurts and to be careful.

Have people been so over protected that they don’t learn about cause and effect?

Journey
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Journey

There a days I fantasize about tricking the stroller out like a scythed chariot. Most recently after the last snow storm, when some jerk parked their SUV in the crosswalk in front of the Gaslight. Their parking job left me with few choices.

Cross 4th, the cross Adams, then cross 4th again – I don’t cross more streets than I have to, because I would like to reduce the number of times I’m a target for the drivers in this town.

Cross Adams on the north side of the intersection and push my stroller through the snow and mush around the back of their car. I so wish my stroller was arm to do major damage.

A older neighbor saw me after I finished crossing and told me the jerk should be ashamed for parking like that in such weather.

Jerks have no shame, remorse, or the ability to think about how their actions effect others.

hobposer
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hobposer

Follow up 27k a year and then taxes equates to 18k a year? This equates to 8.50 an hour? The dishwasher at the Malibu is doing better, let this one go folks

KenOn10
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KenOn10

MTA,

ok, let him go on the parking (as you say, almost all of us park illegally SOMETIME) and i have nothing against the current director, personally or professionally. but that job is pure patronage. it is a part time second job (the current director is also a police detective in Union City). supposing 10 hours a week, that’s $34/hour after taxes… and you get a free, ticket-proof car, too. Not too shabby.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
Follow up 27k a year and then taxes equates to 18k a year? This equates to 8.50 an hour? The dishwasher at the Malibu is doing better, let this one go folks

hobposer
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hobposer
Ken I was not aware the PSD was 10 hours a week. It is nice to know that a detective in another town heads up this position. There are many LE’s in Hoboken who work both for the locals and the FEDS. 1 thing I know about cops is most of them work more than a 40 hour work week, and I would assume a detective would work more. I need to assume the guy is a family guy and is working here 10 hours a week on top of his regular job to put some kids though school or to provide a better life for his family. That being said, and again I do not condone wrong doing, the guy is in need of a fair play here. I know people like to write on here when they spot someone doing wrong and I don’t think the guy deserves to be treated like a wrong doer. I believe any vehicle in this town at night, be it belonging to local person or city people is given discretion by the authorities in general. In response to KenOn10 who said: MTA, ok, let him go on the parking (as you say, almost all of us park illegally SOMETIME) and i have nothing against the current director, personally or professionally. but that job is pure patronage. it is a part time second job (the current director is also a police detective in Union City). supposing 10 hours a week, that’s $34/hour after… Read more »
KenOn10
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KenOn10
Midtown, the “10 hours” is just a wild guess… figuring the man already has a FT job (probably more than FT). And the PSD may be a righteous guy, working hard to provide for his family… but do we really require a liaison between the mayor and the police and fire departments? couldn’t the mayor just spend a few minutes talking to the two chiefs each day? Hoboken isn’t such a big city, after all. Guess I’m off on a tangent here… Kudos to you for looking on the brighter side. In response to midtownauthentic who said: Ken I was not aware the PSD was 10 hours a week. It is nice to know that a detective in another town heads up this position. There are many LE’s in Hoboken who work both for the locals and the FEDS. 1 thing I know about cops is most of them work more than a 40 hour work week, and I would assume a detective would work more. I need to assume the guy is a family guy and is working here 10 hours a week on top of his regular job to put some kids though school or to provide a better life for his family. That being said, and again I do not condone wrong doing, the guy is in need of a fair play here. I know people like to write on here when they spot someone doing wrong and I don’t think the guy deserves to be treated… Read more »
hobposer
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hobposer

I am probably gonna get a slap here but we all know parking is an issue in town. While he is an employee of the town and we expect those that represent us to certain standards that fact is that we all park like this at some point. We know that at night the HPA is not around and if you have a decal and you park like this the PD may let it pass, they know too there is no parking in town. I get he works for the town but face it, he gets paid very little and probably works more than 40 a week like we all do. While I don’t condone wrongdoing and I am no saint, I have parked like this as well and I am sure everyone reading this has done it as well. I think the guy deserves a pass on this one. He is not taking a bribe or giving contracts to friends, he is simply parked a little off and not in the crosswalk, ok slap me

mooshu
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mooshu

The car is not on the crosswalk BUT it still blocks view of oncoming traffic, and I hate that.

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