Hoboken parking ticket antics continue!

Hoboken crosswalk ticket – 100 feet away?

Hoboken411 reader Nancy was miffed to discover that she received a intersection parking ticket that was so blatantly wrong, she had to share:

“I am writing to you about a subject that is near and dear to all of our hearts – Hoboken Parking Scams! I love Hoboken. However, it is infuriating to hear various stories about how the city is stealing money from its residents!

Here is my story: I received a parking ticket on 12/29/11 for parking within 25 feet of a crosswalk (Grand Street between 7th & 8th St.). In fact, I was parked 100 feet away!

There were 3 parked cars in front of me (who each also got tickets) plus a driveway. The parking enforcement officer clearly had to have known what he was doing because there is no way to dispute the fact that I was parked very, very far away from the crosswalk. In fact, he should not have ticketed the 3 cars in front of me either! The yellow line was about 24 feet long and all of the cars were parked behind the yellow line. Even though the ticket was only $54 and not really worth the hassle to go to court, I was very angry that the town was blatantly stealing from the residents!!”

Ticket dismissed, but why is HPU disrupting life in Hoboken?

“I had my court day recently, and the ticket was dismissed. When I explained the situation to the prosecutor, she said in disbelief and disgust, “You’re kidding me! 100 feet away?!” She promptly put my ticket aside and said she was putting aside the tickets where it was blatant that the Parking Authority was out of line and was going to have them talk to the offending officers. While I would be naive to assume that these practices will change, I did feel somewhat vindicated to have her make that effort.

SO, I wanted to ask you to inform all of your readers to contest tickets (if possible) when it is blatant that the town is raping you. A $54 ticket is a low enough price that most people will pay it even if they are not guilty.

However, we have to let the town know that this is unacceptable and do our part in letting them know the truth!”

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23 Comments on "Hoboken parking ticket antics continue!"

lea1023
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lea1023

Those disgusting Hoboken Parking employees make me sick. Every single one of them is scum of the earth and I pray for the day they are all fired.

Homeontherange
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Homeontherange

Bloomfield St (Observer HWY & 1ST) No parking 1/16 thru 1/20,
with no activity all week.
Again 1/23 thru 1/27, some activity & yet again 2/1 thru 2/3, one can only hope this will end it..
Changes in parking are allowed at a moments notice, is it legal?
Wonder how many got tickets related to this?

briank
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briank

These signs also state no parking from 6am to 5 pm. When I went into HPU to buy signs for my moving truck, I was told there was no towing before 8am. I wonder if they are ticketing and towing before 8am? Are the rules different for a utility company/developer than just a schmoe taxpayer like me?[quote comment=”213632″]Bloomfield St (Observer HWY & 1ST) No parking 1/16 thru 1/20, with no activity all week. Again 1/23 thru 1/27, some activity & yet again 2/1 thru 2/3, one can only hope this will end it.. Changes in parking are allowed at a moments notice, is it legal? Wonder how many got tickets related to this?[/quote]

Hoboken1954A
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Hoboken1954A

Work crews there today, signs are not to be trusted, and am thinking the Head of HPU shouldn’t be either. In my personal oponion it seems to me director needs to visit sites related to HPU & do some coaching / correcting there.
[quote comment=”213632″]Bloomfield St (Observer HWY & 1ST) No parking 1/16 thru 1/20,with no activity all week.Again 1/23 thru 1/27, some activity & yet again 2/1 thru 2/3, one can only hope this will end it..Changes in parking are allowed at a moments notice, is it legal?Wonder how many got tickets related to this?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Qj@KLATTU.. The sweeper makes it’s run with the cushman leading the way towards a assigned route.they do not double back to summons a vehicle after that area was swept.This i was told by a PO who is not mentaly challanged.I recieved a summons on bloomfield st while paying a summons at violations. court date was next day..funny chit.This is end result of what is lurking around dressed as PO’s. The PO’s are authorized to issue title 39’s pkg violations,except moving violations.The PO is suppose to program their computer prior to begining their shift. Also was advised the PO’s are mandated to recieve one day training along with PO’s from other cities and to be told how to behave etc..How can you expect professionalism at the rate of pay they earn?
One can call the dpw aka enviromental or signal and traffic ,to inquire if the sweeper is comming by your block..Get a name ,for some times sweepers break down. 😮

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken

Do PEOs take an oath like a police officer?[quote comment=”213606″]Qj@KLATTU.. The sweeper makes it’s run with the cushman leading the way towards a assigned route.they do not double back to summons a vehicle after that area was swept.This i was told by a PO who is not mentaly challanged.I recieved a summons on bloomfield st while paying a summons at violations. court date was next day..funny chit.This is end result of what is lurking around dressed as PO’s. The PO’s are authorized to issue title 39′s pkg violations,except moving violations.The PO is suppose to program their computer prior to begining their shift. Also was advised the PO’s are mandated to recieve one day training along with PO’s from other cities and to be told how to behave etc..How can you expect professionalism at the rate of pay they earn? One can call the dpw aka enviromental or signal and traffic ,to inquire if the sweeper is comming by your block..Get a name ,for some times sweepers break down. [/quote]

klaatu
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klaatu

Looks like a case of the ticket writer entering the wrong ticket code for street sweeping.

cohara21
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cohara21

It’s not just parking tickets…My building just received a ticket for LEAVES ON THE SIDEWALK. I kid you not. Its winter, and no leaves are even on trees. Wind could’ve blown. Completely out of our control
It never ends in this Town. CORRUPT

Snip119
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Snip119
My building also got a ridiculous ticket. We have a hydrant in front, and people keep dumping at the hydrant. I was in court several months ago to get a prior ticket dismissed, and then just last week got another ticket, this time for wine bottles left at the hydrant at 6 AM on New Year’s Day! I can’t believe the town is paying double overtime to have someone working on New Year’s Day writing tickets. No building (outside of the big 24 hour doorman ones) has a maintenance person on active duty on a major holiday like that – and at 6 AM on New Year’s Day, no home owner is up to check the front of the building to remove bottles some drunk left. It’s back to court for me to get this one dismissed as well. I am just lucky that I have the time to go down to court. I wonder how many other buildings are getting bogus/unwarranted tickets over things outside of their control and the homeowners can’t take the time off to go to court so they just pay it. And how many buildings are professionally managed, and the managing agent simply pays the ticket? Sounds like a big moneymaker for the town.[quote comment=”213603″]It’s not just parking tickets…My building just received a ticket for LEAVES ON THE SIDEWALK. I kid you not. Its winter, and no leaves are even on trees. Wind could’ve blown. Completely out of our control It never ends in this… Read more »
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