Parking headaches continue for residents

Hoboken Parking Utility is ripping us off!

From Hoboken411 reader Jim.

“I just wanted to share just another story about the Hoboken Parking Utility ripping another person off.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7th, two “No parking” signs were put up 8 feet apart (1 taped on the parking sign and 1 taped on the tree about 8 feet apart from each other) on 11th st between Hudson and Washington reserving the 2 spots for Saturday, Dec 10th.

These signs reserved two parking spots as they were 8 feet apart. I parked in the 3rd spot. On Saturday, I received a phone call stating that my car was going to be towed because I parked in front of the signs. I walked outside and saw that the sign on the tree was taken down AND MOVED to the fence right where my car was parked. I immediately protested this to the parking agent, Jeffery Romero, who stated that “someone originally took the 3rd sign down.” This was not the case though because I live right here and saw for the past 3 days, only 2 signs, which is why I felt it was safe to park there in the first place. After moving my car, the parking agent then allowed another personal car of the movers to take my spot. The parking agent was standing right next to it and he said that personal cars are allowed to park in front of the “No Parking” signs and that he would not give them a ticket. I know this is not the case.

Just another case of the Hoboken Parking Utility ripping us off.”

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7 Comments on "Parking headaches continue for residents"

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken

These signs are the biggest HPU scam going. Don’t bet on a phone call. If you need to use a photo for ‘proof’, it’s already too late and you may as well have been pickpocketed..

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

😉 Cl@ssy.At one time the only signs one got from the DPW and not the HPA were courtisy signs for moving.If one wanted to be polite and move their cars so be it. Now it’s become a money maker.The cardboard signs are legal and must be honored..The issue here is the HPU has been given to much Authority..Little Napoleon could care less of your problems and outof pocket cost. When Queen Bee goes so does her drones…Time takes time.. 😉 [quote comment=”212820″]These signs are the biggest HPU scam going. Don’t bet on a phone call. If you need to use a photo for ‘proof’, it’s already too late and you may as well have been pickpocketed..[/quote]

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

Looks like the city’s legal fees will continue to be outrageous until they hire educated competent people. People need to start snapping pics when/where they park in order to keep this city in line.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Girl..Where does the HPU hire educated competent people for less than 19,000 per year? Except for the few old timers the rest are political hires..Somewhat like the few girls placed inside because they couldn’t take the abuse in the street..Don’t kid yourself the preditors are out early .At one time had staggered shifts..Just observe what the HPU has walking the Ave..There was one incident where a employee in a cushman issued tickets with the court date set for the following day..Opps it was an error.duhhhh.This was on Bloomfield St heading north…Bonnie prince charlie should have had the respect to expunge all the summons in the PO’s computer and teach her how to use it properly. When one hangs close to the corner don’t figure your safe untill eight am..Your call. [quote comment=”212819″]Looks like the city’s legal fees will continue to be outrageous until they hire educated competent people. People need to start snapping pics when/where they park in order to keep this city in line.[/quote]

briank
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briank

Sign placement has definitely been an issue. The third phantom sign in our case sounds suspicious. At least you have your car registered properly with your current phone number. Having moved twice in Hoboken, I know that most HPU employees do look up the license plate and/or parking permit to call the owner.
As for the personal car, if someone pays for the signs to move or whatever, they can put their car there, their moving van, or their sofa if they want- they paid.
Watch out for other signs- saw one recently that started at 7am in front a construction site. But the city will not enforce or tow until 8 am.

HoBoSearch
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HoBoSearch

That sucks I was called for the same thing a few weeks ago and there were no signs when I parked there the night before.

And it could well be that they only call you when they put them up after they were supposed to.

Additionally I personally feel they should have a 7 day notice of signs being posted. I mean on that block the street cleaning is on Tuesday (I think). So what happens if you didn’t have to move your car??

klaatu
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klaatu

Wow, you’re really lucky they called you. My car was towed from my street a few months ago. Nobody called me, and I would have gladly moved it.

In my case the temporary no parking signs were over 20 feet from the curb taped to the wrong side of a tree (facing the opposite direction of the one-way street) behind a neighbor’s front staircase. When I asked the HPU if there were any guidelines or standards as to how they place these signs, they said no. Some be warned that sometimes it requires a flashlight and you need to go look behind trees in your neighbor’s landscaping.

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