Parking passes like pulling teeth in Hoboken
Mello & Sacs unresponsive to residents
Hoboken411 reader (and resident) Brian is also having issues with getting his parking sticker, and feels he’s in a unique situation because his parents own the car he uses here in the Mile Square.
“After the post about Parking Permits I feel like I need to tell you my story.
It is a royal pain in the ass to get a parking permit in this city. I moved here a couple of months ago and I can still not get a Parking Permit. My drivers licenses says that I am a resident of Hoboken but my registration does not.
The reason of this is because my parents own my car. One might think that I am trying to commit insurance fraud, but I am not. I have documentation from my insurance company saying they know my car is garaged in Hoboken. I have brought this documentation to the attention of Councilman David Mello. He told me that “they have never seen this situation before.”
He then brought this information to the attention to the Director of the Parking Authority Ian Sacs. He said they could not make an exemption because “they do not want hundreds of other people trying this.” Well my argument to that is if you never heard of this before do you really think a lot of people are in the same situation. I am a resident of Hoboken I sleep in my apartment on Bloomfield st every night WHY CAN I NOT PARK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET?
David Mello said he was going to follow up with me again but he is now blowing me off. I have tried calling David and Ian many times and they do not pick up or return phone calls. What even gets me more mad is that they have taken two spots on my street up for the Hertz car.
I do not know what else to do. I feel like this is really unfair when I really do live here and I am not committing any fraud.”
Do you think that using your parents car in Hoboken disqualifies you as a resident?
See original temporary parking permit conundrum after the jump…
They treat parking passes like airport security in Hoboken
For the most part, 99% of residents in Hoboken are honest, good people. They try to get by, and want to enjoy the positive aspects of the Mile Square. That includes trying to obtain parking permits for friends or family members.
However, Hoboken411 reader Tom thinks that the parking pass situation at City Hall is way beyond control, and an utter display of government inefficiencies.
Parking: Are you kidding me?
“So, I recently moved to Hoboken and am having my family come down for the day (today) for their first time. From what I understood, as a resident you can pay $5 for a parking pass for the day. I went to City Hall last night and was told I would need proof of residency in order to obtain a parking pass, fair enough.
I returned this morning with the only 2 items I have so far (I only moved in last week), a bill from Cablevision, and MY LEASE. I was told this was not enough to prove I lived here and unless I had 3 items I could not get a PARKING PASS, this was not conveyed to me last night. Needless to say my family’s opinion of my new town is not off to a good start. Am I being outrageous to think this is outrageous?
Great site, keep up the good work.
Should the temporary parking permit requirements be changed? Especially for new residents who may not have the paperwork needed?