Hoboken City Hall hates Grandma
Hoboken Penalizing Taxpayers. Again.
Today, a Hoboken411 reader and Mile Square resident Shawn details how the city’s stringent new parking “claws” are just making life difficult, even for his innocent Grandma/Nanny.
Granny DENIED in Hoboken
“The Hoboken Parking Authority has all business permits expiring today, September 30th. These permits are not just for businesses — they are also the permits that I buy to allow my father-in-law and mother to park when they are babysitting my two daughters, ages 6 and 3.
We don’t pay the grandparents for babysitting. We do pay the $200/year for the parking permits.
Now, however, they are requiring that all business permit applications be accompanied by paystubs or a Schedule A. We obviously don’t have those to submit. A couple of days ago they told us we could come in and get a form — basically a request for an exemption from the paystub/schedule A requirement. They were having a meeting to review the forms today and told us they would get back to us.
Well, we were told today that we were denied. I know others who have grandparents or other family that babysit and were also denied.
This is incredibly frustrating as a [high] tax paying citizen of this town. Why would you penalize grandparents who are sacrificing to babysit their grandchildren? If you’re not going to give exemptions to them, who are you giving them to? The spaces they take up are not valuable during the time they’re here. They arrive at 8am and leave at 5:30/6pm.
Hoboken politics at its best.”