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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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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 7/21/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – July 21, 2014

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

Hoboken resident Evan Michael is becoming a regular contributor! Thanks! Here’s a typical shot. Doesn’t even matter where it is. The ONLY pertinent information needed is visible:

  1. It’s a city vehicle
  2. Parked illegally by a red curb

Like I said before. This hypocrisy will continue up to and until someone gets hurt or killed because of their disregard for why the “law” was implemented (safety reasons).

HPU Hypocrisy red curb

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Hoboken Parking Warnings

Parking Warnings instead of boots – to become law

Here’s a note from NJ State Legislator Carmelo Garcia. Sounds like they used Hoboken411 as a source (“fill city coffers,” “draconian policies,” ring a bell, don’t they?)

Automatic Booting Policy Ceases in Hoboken

Change comes after Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia called on City “Officials” to end this unfair practice

Carmelo Garcia Parking Boot Legislation Hoboken NJHoboken—Assemblyman Carmelo G. Garcia (D-Hudson) calls the change in Hoboken’s booting policy a good first step. Instead of immediately booting a vehicle parked illegally, the Hoboken Parking Utility is giving drivers a ticket and a written notice stating they have 72 hours to move their car or face booting or towing. While this doesn’t eliminate the use of wheel clamps or boots, it does give the motorist more time to fix the problem. “An automatic boot is not only unfair it can leave a motorists stranded and gives them no time to correct the problem,” said Garcia. “This is a more humane way of dealing with motorists who park illegally, at least temporarily while my legislation addressing this issue works its way through the legislature.”

Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Garcia, Declan O’Scanlon Jr. (R- Red Bank), and Michael Patrick Carroll (R- Morris Plains) prohibits municipalities from implementing ordinances that permit the booting of vehicles with no outstanding warrants. This bill will clear up any grey area in the current state statute. “For far too long motorists, even those with no outstanding warrants against their vehicle, were getting booted due to Hoboken’s draconian policy,” said Garcia. “This practice appears to be an attempt to fill city coffers. And booting a car doesn’t open up a space for another vehicle. This legislation will protect drivers and put a roadblock in the way of any town that attempts to authorize overly aggressive booting policies.”

Hoboken Parking Warnings – We’ll see how long this lasts

7/14/2014 Update:

Well – at least a handful of “examples” have been presented by the HPU recently – how they’re apparently giving a select “grace period” before booting and towing takes place. Hoboken Parking Warnings. Right-e-o!

A few of these warning notices were placed on cars near ShopRite this past weekend – IN ADDITION TO parking summonses (i.e., pickpocketing).

“Notice - This vehicle is illegally parked in a permit zone. If this matter is not resolved within 72 hours, this vehicle will be subject to booting and/or towing.”

My take on this matter? This is political showmanship. They’ll “be nice” for a brief period of time (to get some spineless douchebag intern at the local paper to publish “positive headlines” that show how “relaxed” Hoboken has become…) and then revert back to their evil ways in no time at all. It’s how it works around here. “Govern for headlines…”

Hoboken Parking Warning Notice 72 Hours