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Boot = Theft

Parking boots in Hoboken have to stop!

So much for the city stopping the tyrannical process of STEALING your property and holding it ransom. Take a look at this recently booted car.

Hoboken parking boot hell

Booting with Hoboken residential stickers (and no temp tags!)

What’s worse about this particular boot – is that the person had a residential parking sticker too. That means they’ve previously voluntarily gave the city money for this stupid “privilege” of parking on the street.

Couldn’t they call the resident? Why literally STEAL hundreds of dollars?

Oh, and even if the sticker was “expired,” the resident wouldn’t have been able to buy one of those “scratch off” hang tags eitherbecause the city of Hoboken RAN OUT of them. How do you run out of hang tags? How are people going to park “temporarily?”

Our guess is that they don’t have a sufficient “inventory system” and someone was helping themselves to many of them. Wonder who it was?

Hoboken parking boot hell with residential stickers

HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 9/8/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – September 8, 2014

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

Reader Michael spotted this common occurrence near 3rd & Adams. A city vehicle not only double parked while they tended to personal business – but also blocking that moronic bike lane.

“Small yet classic example of the abuse of power committed every day by Hoboken Municipal workers…”

HPU Hypocrisy double parked bike lane Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 8/19/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – August 19, 2014

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

Every day. Day in and day out. Multiple times a day – these HPU “money vans” double park to issue tickets.

Bottom line – YOU get harassed when you double park to pick up your dry cleaning. They just collect money for city coffers. If it were only the other way around!

HPU Hypocrisy money van violates law

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 8/15/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – August 15, 2014

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

Proper notice? Fugghedabout it. Courtesy for unsuspecting drivers? Screw that! Money for city coffers? Bring it on!

That must be the mentality of the Hoboken Parking Utility. Here’s what resident Dimitri had to say about something he witnessed right before last week’s moronic helicopter press conference at Pier A Park:

Last week there was a press conference at Pier A park with the presence of Senator Bob Menendez. I felt this was the only way of getting this out there for the people parked on Sinatra Drive. The press conference was set to start at 11am. Hoboken Parking Utility showed up to First and Sinatra Drive. A female walked from first to second street reading the license plates on the radio as a HPU officer hung up “No Parking” signs on trees and poles just minutes before the conference was set to start. The cars parked on Sinatra between First and Second didn’t have notice and they may have been ticketed and/or booted. The picture attached shows the signs hung up with the HPU officer in the foreground hanging up the others.”

Even if they towed the cars without booting or ticketing – it would still be wrong. These chumps couldn’t have a stupid media whoring session without inconveniencing others? Why not have the conference in “Mayor” Don Zimmer’s bedroom? I’m sure she wouldn’t appreciate the inconvenience of hiding what secrets that room holds. Haha!

HPU Hypocrisy Hoboken NJ signs right before helicopter press conference

If you were ticketed or towed – you might want to fight it…

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 8/11/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – August 11, 2014

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

This is a frequent sighting. An HPU money van parked illegally in the red curb zone. They must live nearby is my guess.

But what makes this situation even more asinine – is that there’s a legal spot across the street! Are they that frickin’ lazy they couldn’t walk the extra 15 feet?

HPU Hypocrisy Hoboken NJ double wrong illegal parking

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 8/6/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – August 6, 2014

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

These hypocritical moments must be the worst for the victims of such thievery (under the veil of “law”).

You’re obviously a small contractor trying to make a living, better the community or help a local business. Probably parked quick to drop off a heavy piece of material to the job site. You get back to see this ticket on your car five minutes later.

Then you see (probably the van that ticketed you), parked across the street – in a yellow/red zone. No financial punishment for them for what equates to “violating” the same asinine money generator law.

The problem here is that the majority “enables” this to happen. The only way to stop it is to stop giving them the money exactly at the same time. This is also why it will never change. We’re eons away from waking up a sufficient number of people to actually realize positive momentum.

HPU Hypocrisy Hoboken NJ Double Standard near city hall

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