Hoboken Parking Sham

Hoboken parking sham on July 4th weekend

Imagine you planned your move carefully. Paid to secure your spot way in advance, only to get screwed on moving day? Well – another FAIL from the HPU…

Hoboken Parking SHAM July 4th Holiday Weekend

Resident: Hoboken took my money, didn’t enforce signs

“Here’s yet another example of the ridiculousness of Hoboken Parking Utility.

We spent $50 on the temporary no parking signs on first and Washington because my boyfriend and I were moving this past weekend. There were cars parked in front of the no parking signs. We called Hoboken Police and they said they couldn’t do anything or enforce the signs because HPU is on vacation! So yes, the town took my $50, issued me temporary no parking signs and they couldn’t be enforced. Thanks for nothing, Hoboken!”

They should get their money back times three, plus extra for the headache.

What good does our city do?

9 Responses

  1. Hoboken_Andrew says:

    Bummer, however, if they were moving out of Hoboken they should have know that HPU is truly our “Inept Government” @ its finest. Before Easter, I went down to get some visitor passes and was told “I did not need them, because HPU does not work on holiday weekends” Therefore, parking goes unregulated. I proceeded to go on a 5 min rant, because they make residents go through so many hoops to get parking passes (I have a company vehicle), yet, on the most important days of the year they should be enforcing, they are not.

    During High School and college, I worked for a police department in a beach town. They hired about 12 kids each summer to write tickets, and man!!, I did, especially on holiday weekends. My summer salary was paid off in less than one day and the rest was revenue for the town to ensure the peasants/visitors stay out of the town and there is parking for the residents!!!!!!! I blows my mind every few months how crappy HPU approach to enforcing parking is!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • joey maxim says:

      such a lovely community and so much culture at 50.00 a pop..hang in there .[quote comment=”221166″]Bummer, however, if they were moving out of Hoboken they should have know that HPU is truly our “Inept Government” @ its finest. Before Easter, I went down to get some visitor passes and was told “I did not need them, because HPU does not work on holiday weekends” Therefore, parking goes unregulated. I proceeded to go on a 5 min rant, because they make residents go through so many hoops to get parking passes (I have a company vehicle), yet, on the most important days of the year they should be enforcing, they are not.During High School and college, I worked for a police department in a beach town. They hired about 12 kids each summer to write tickets, and man!!, I did, especially on holiday weekends. My summer salary was paid off in less than one day and the rest was revenue for the town to ensure the peasants/visitors stay out of the town and there is parking for the residents!!!!!!! I blows my mind every few months how crappy HPU approach to enforcing parking is!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

  2. HomeTeam says:

    Funny, I few weeks after Sandy, I went in to get a pass for a friend that was visiting and they started with the “Oh, you don’t need it because we won’t be enforcing until Wed.” I looked at her and laughed and said “I prefer to spend the $15-20 bucks on the pass since your operation cannot be trusted to tell the truth.” She reluctantly processed the pass and mocked me while she did it. On the Tuesday they started ticketing and booting on my street. Thank heavens I didn’t believe the liar at the window!

  3. chacha17 says:

    Let me ask you, if they told you that they were closed on saturday and that the signs would POSSIBLY deter someone from parking there would you have chanced and bought them anyway? without the signs there is a 100% chance the spots would be taken…

  4. BklynHobo says:

    HPU tells anyone that buys signs for a Sunday that they are not enforceable since HPU is closed, but the can still buy the signs and hope people listen to them. They also tell people they can call the Hoboken police but they are usually too busy to tow anyone for these signs. I am sure they also told these people that they were unenforceable during holiday weekend.

  5. grim48 says:

    this town is so messed up. a car was just towed off willow, the car behind got a ticket and the car illegally parked at 10th & willow bar, since last night in the red zone, did not even get a ticket. additionally the enforcement guy had the nerve to take our recycling cans and put them in the street and use them as parking cones. why don’t the cars that park illegally every day in front of 10th & willow bar get tickets ever????? something fishy is going on here. I have gotten tickets and even booted when legally parked. its not what you know its who you know in Hoboken. the rules should apply to everyone. owning a bar & being friends with the “higher ups” should not make anyone above the law. 8)

    • homeworld says:

      Same way the people with the metal PBA shields are allowed to double park overnight and for hours on end in front of 721 – 725 Adams Street.[quote comment=”221229″]this town is so messed up. a car was just towed off willow, the car behind got a ticket and the car illegally parked at 10th & willow bar, since last night in the red zone, did not even get a ticket. additionally the enforcement guy had the nerve to take our recycling cans and put them in the street and use them as parking cones. why don’t the cars that park illegally every day in front of 10th & willow bar get tickets ever????? something fishy is going on here. I have gotten tickets and even booted when legally parked. its not what you know its who you know in Hoboken. the rules should apply to everyone. owning a bar & being friends with the “higher ups” should not make anyone above the law. [/quote]

      • HomeTeam says:

        Also, how one can double park in front of Piccolos all day as long as you own a giant mobster style Cadillac. Always at least 3 or 4 of them parked in the bike lane during business hours.[quote comment=”221239″]Same way the people with the metal PBA shields are allowed to double park overnight and for hours on end in front of 721 – 725 Adams Street.[/quote]

      • parkingwar says:

        From the Paper this week:

        Hudson County officials are accusing a Union Turnpike towing company of trying to dupe the county into giving it business, and the firm may now be blacklisted from winning future contracts with the county.

        Four companies owned or co-owned by John’s Main Auto Body owner John Appello submitted proposals to win spots in Hudson County’s tow rotation list, even though county officials had said only one company owned or controlled by an individual would be allowed to submit proposals.

        In a July 3 memo obtained by The Jersey Journal, Hudson County Counsel Donato Battista calls Appello’s actions a “concerted scheme” to win more business with the county. County lawyers are investigating whether Appello’s companies can now be “disbarred” from doing business with the county, the memo reads.

        The four companies are John’s Main Towing, John’s Main Auto Body, Main Garage Corp. and Planet Towing. According to Battista’s memo, Appello is a principal in all four.

        Appello, 53, denies he did anything wrong. Speaking by phone to The Jersey Journal, he said all four companies are valid businesses that should have a shot to tow vehicles for the county. He did not dispute that he owns or co-owns all of them.

        “I’m not that clever that I would be able to fool the county,” Appello said.

        Seven companies in total submitted proposals to get into the county rotation, and all four of Appello’s firms were disqualified. A fifth, Truchan’s Towing, of Jersey City, was also rejected for failure to submit required material, according to Battista’s memo.

        County spokesman Jim Kennelly said county officials plan to assist with a criminal prosecution “to deter future attempts at this sort of thing.” Appello declined to respond to the threat of criminal charges.

        “I can’t really comment on that,” he said. “You’re telling me something I haven’t heard.”

        [quote comment=”221242″]Also, how one can double park in front of Piccolos all day as long as you own a giant mobster style Cadillac. Always at least 3 or 4 of them parked in the bike lane during business hours.[/quote]

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