Parking Meter Audits?
How does Hoboken control the revenue from parking meters?
Has an audit ever been done (authentic – not half-assed)?
I was wondering about this after I recall seeing a comment a few weeks ago about “stories” of how certain Hoboken city employees were being connected to “wishy-washy” (and unproven) allegations about “skimming” money from the coins collected from the parking meters. While I don’t approve of accusations without formidable proof, it got me curious nonetheless.
Frankly, I’m too lazy at this time of year to do any digging of my own, but I really want to know how this is done. I know one of our parking meter manufacturers, Mackay Meters (FYI, their website is frequently down), has sophisticated hardware and software mechanisms to track, control and completely ascertain information about how parking meters are used, how much money was inserted, when money was collected, etc.
Has Hoboken ever done anything like this?
There have been other towns that have launched formal investigations/audits in terms of how parking meters are being used, managed, and maintained. One such city was Peekskill, NY, where they embarked on an extensive audit to how the whole parking meter process was being managed. And they certainly found much room for improvement.
How much room for improvement is there in Hoboken??? Is this a job for Beth Mason or Maurice DeGennaro? (Forget Tremiteidi, he doesn’t approve of parking meters)