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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 4/7/2015

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – April 7, 2015

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

Here we have yet another city vehicle (not sure which department – but it certainly wasn’t an “emergency”) illegally parked along Adams Street.

Not only is it improperly parked – it’s also forcing other cars to drive (Oh no!) over the much-beloved bike lanes which the administration are tickled-pink over. They must be doubly fuming mad that “one of their own” endangered “one of their own!”

HPU hypocrisy April 7 2015

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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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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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Parking problems solved (for you)

Parking problems solved in Hoboken (if you work for the city)

There are a few reasons why it is attractive to work for the city of Hoboken.

  1. Bare minimum effort required in your job with great benefits (like most municipal jobs – bloat and waste are King!)
  2. Next to impossible to get fired (and if you do, you typically end up with a six or seven figure settlement afterward – thanks property taxpayers!)
  3. Use of company cars (gas, mileage – so not your problem!)
  4. Free parking, no tickets! Go where you want without those nagging tickets!

Anyway – this is just another one of those incidents that you’d get a ticket for (“Environmental Services” once again! Repeat offender!)

no parking problems for Hoboken NJ city employees

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Sure, let’s impede traffic flow!

Screw traffic!

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

Here a Hoboken Fire Department SUV just double parks on the busiest street in town. No sirens. No HPU ticket-wagons. In fact, pedestrians just walked by and didn’t give a shit.

To city “officials” those “laws” seem to be magically invisible. In fact, when city employees break said laws – it’s physically impossible for any traffic accident to happen. Because they’re magic. Which is why no “punishment” is every doled out to those breaking the same laws you get fined for.

HFD parks illegally Hoboken NJ

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Mismanaged Parking in Hoboken

Mismanaged Parking (and lack thereof) in Hoboken, NJ

We get it. In regards to the antiquated “infrastructure” that lays beneath our roads and sidewalks – there comes a time in which cars should be removed in order to facilitate necessary work. Such as water mains, gas lines, and sewerage outlets. It’s a way of life in the city.

mismanaged parking restrictions Hoboken NJ

But the crime syndicate known as the Hoboken Parking Utility is just so bad at managing parking arrangements in town – it’s sickening.

Like the photo above – entire blocks were restricted for parking. Signs plastering every vertical surface. HPU robbing residents ticketing and towing cars to make way for…. (drum roll)

Work that did NOT happen. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Not one minute of work took place, and was not going to for the rest of the day.

What should be happening is continual updates between the city and whomever is doing the work (PSE&G, United Water, etc.) If at 11am, it is determined that NO work will be done – the city should REMOVE those restrictions (and the signs) to allow residents to park again, and for local businesses to benefit from the nearby parking spaces. Even half a day of “recovered” parking is GOLD.

But will they ever strive to improve? Nah, because they already received money for the permits – as well as for the summonses issued. Why in God’s name would they want to make your life easier? Ha!

Here’s an HPU guy killing rain forests one “no parking” sign at a time. Give him a promotion!

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