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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 3/25/2015

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – March 25, 2015

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

We already know all sorts of city vehicles park illegally (and endanger pedestrians). Whereas when we do it – we get ticketed or towed.

But should city vehicles take up regular “valid” parking spots as well? Especially if they don’t “feed the stupid ass meter?”

The answer is no. They should park all vehicles over in the city garage when not in use. And WALK. Street parking is for residential cars and visitors!

HPU taking up parking spots in Hoboken NJ

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Sacred street space

How rare are parking spots in Hoboken?

Finding a parking spot in Hoboken. Depending on when, ranges from easy to next to impossible.

On weekdays, you can almost always find a spot somewhere close to your destination, and if you’re crafty enough to know where the street sweepers are – it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

At night and during the weekend, it gets progressively harder. I forget the numbers, but there are something like 3 times the parking permits issued compared to the actual number of spots physically available. So when people get home from work combined with visitors – it’s definitely a battle. Those criminal 2 hour meters don’t help one bit.

Anyway – I spotted this odd arrangement of traffic cones the other day. Looked almost like a ceremonial burial plot for “parking that once was” in Hoboken. Or maybe someone thought they could reserve their own spot by “cordoning off” the area. But it was neither – just a PSE&G job happening nearby.

But we might as well stick a fork in reasonable parking in town, as it will NEVER improve. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

parking spot rest in peace hoboken nj

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Hoboken reserved parking

The end is near – Hoboken reserved parking

Months went by where residents did their part and moved cars to make way for the “cleanup” of snow off city streets. Didn’t happen to an even 5% efficacy level. But most of you already know that.

I found this pile quite hilarious. This toxic snow mound was bad enough with just vehicular exhaust and road grime. And not only was it taking up a valuable parking spot, like a “cherry on top,” the soiled baby diaper makes it the ideal picture which sums up the city’s capabilities.

Hoboken reserved parking for diapers

Letter: Clean Our Filthy Streets

Hoboken resident Melissa chimed in on what amounted to abysmal winter when it came to snow cleanup. “Grade F” and “left behind” is another way to put it.

“To the City Council of Hoboken:

I would like to see a property tax credit for the lack of services in Hoboken.

Residents are having to take it upon themselves to clean their streets that have not been cleared in months. The county has been willing to help when necessary but Zimmer refuses to invoke their assistance. You may want to contact The Mason Civic leave to provide assistance yourself in the cleaning of your ward.

Until we can get some appropriate leadership and adequate services in this town my taxes will continue to be paid in protest.

Yours in Health, Safety and Access,


Note: Remember “mayor” don Zimmer campaigning on transparency and other bullshit? Now she just hides behind press-releases and FAKE diary entries. What a total sham don is.

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 3/18/2015

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – March 18, 2015

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

It’s bad enough we can witness a “city offender” each and every day of the year. But what’s even worse is – when it happens directly adjacent to the “HQ” of the for-profit corporation known as the city of Hoboken. This is where they decree the so-called “laws” that they enforce (translation: ROB MONEY) upon the the hard-working residents and visitors of this fine city.

In the photo below – is a “supervisor” SUV, along with one of those fruity carts that clog up streets during their horrible looting runs. Funny thing is, the “mayor” (you know, don Zimmer) works right in that building. Walks right down that street. And does nothing about it. I bet she’d feel NO SHAME if a senior citizen pedestrian was struck dead because of the decreased visibility.

I think she’s familiar with the grave circumstances surrounding pedestrian accidents, it’s too bad she’s not a staunch supporter of safety across the board (the city’s own workers included). But money does strange things to people. Oh well. I guess it sucks to be her with that humongous black cloud over her head like that!

HPU Hypocrisy Hoboken City Hall Dawn Zimmer no shame

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 3/18/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of March 18, 2015

Inspect Hoboken City Council meeting documents below – and click here at 7:00pm to watch live video stream.

What’s going on this week? Hmmm – the municipal tax collector reported that she received over $30 MILLION dollars from property owners last month. 30 frickin’ million bucks. What are they doing with that cash?

Additionally – the municipal court got nearly $400k in “receipts.” (Translation: Pick-pocketed from people who would have used that money to support local businesses.)

Plus, $100k to a company for “upgrading” the parking meter “software.” I’d laugh if some tech-wizard figured out a way to “zap” those meters out of commission. Too much more money going out to list. Read the documents and ask yourself if all that “redirecting” of your cash is something that you approve of (and if there are more sensible ways to manage a city.)

Hoboken City Council Meeting March 18 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for March 18, 2015

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Water Fountain Wasted

Water fountain wasted in Hoboken

We’ve already mentioned some busted sidewalks – as well as stupid plowing maneuvers, but how about complete obliteration of public “amenities” like water fountains along the waterfront?

Pictured below is a water fountain that was trashed by some city crew. In addition to the busted doggie bowl, the thing was filled with feces! WTF? Where is the city pride?

Should money be wasted to fix this fountain? Or just get rid of it entirely?

And the question really should be – can we get rid of ALL “amenities” a city has including these fountains? All they amount to is ongoing support costs and never-lower property tax bills. The world doesn’t absolutely need these luxuries. A general waste of time, money and resources.

Plus, they’re so filthy – it is more of a public health hazard than a life-saving stream of water.

Water fountain wasted in Hoboken NJ

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