HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 2/12/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – Feb. 12, 2014

This nonsense happens so often – that we created a new category just for it: HPU Hypocrisy of the Day.

One Hoboken411 reader sent this in from earlier today. An HPU employee (in their PERSONAL car), parked illegally near the crosswalk.

And after endangering pedestrians without citation or financial punishment, they proceeded to scout out other parked cars down the street to ROB money from them to feed city coffers.

If that isn’t hypocrisy at it’s finest – I don’t know what is.

Hoboken HPU employee parks personal car illegally to ticket legally parked vehicles NJ - HPU Hypocrisy of the Day - 2/12/2014

About Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day
The HPU Hypocrisy of the Day is a photo feature on Hoboken411.com.

Created out of need – this section features the blatant hypocrisy in the Hoboken city government. Get this – Parking “laws” were created under the guise that it is either for “safety of residents, drivers and pedestrians,” or to “make parking more fair for law abiding citizens.”

The city, however – VIOLATES those very same laws. The bottom line is THEY DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT SAFETY. They just want your MONEY.

You frustrated with the hypocrisy? Caught them on film? Simply email Hoboken411@gmail.com with your photo, location and sorry story!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:58 am

I was sickened today to witness, while standing in the HPU lobby, an older gentleman, wearing a shirt with some sort of Hoboken seal, shopping for $72K cars with his friend on a city computer right there in the lobby of the HPU! As with most things in city hall, the “friend” had a “friend” who would get him a “deal”(the dealer price was apparently $81K). I’m going to have to assume that this future luxury car owner lives in Marine View or Church Towers, at a discount rate, courtesy of the Hoboken taxpayers.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:41 am

Something about the HPU reminds me of this cartoon series:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4:42 pm

Something about the HPU reminds me of the Enron debacle–where a ‘utility’ within the corporation (finance dept) realized that they could be a major profit center by pulling a few clever tricks, which ultimately transformed and corrupted the way the corporation operated. HPU can actually be more profitable to the City by providing less utility, and by being more creative with enforcement and signage. It’s really not the HPU though, it’s at the CC where the buck stops. And it’s not just Hoboken–any opportunistic municipality uses parking regulation and enforcement as a piggy bank.

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