HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 3/10/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – March 10, 2014

Continuing the new “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category, here’s a shot of a yet another DAILY occurrence: A CITY HALL EMPLOYEE’S vehicle parked illegally, while they have a sign on their dash that says “official” monkey business. And the “HPU” (Hoboken Pickpocketing Underworld) ignored it.

Read below to see what Hoboken resident Brian had to say (he sent it to City Hall as well):

HPU Hypocrisy of the Day in Hoboken NJ March 10 2014

Hoboken city employees arrogant and entitled

“This personal car belonging to someone in the clerk office is currently illegally parked outside of city hall on the northwest corner of Bloomfield and First streets. There is a placard proclaiming that this essential worker is on official business. I guess just going to work and not wanting to look for legal parking now qualifies as being on official business and entitles him/her to break the law, endanger pedestrians, and make navigating intersections more difficult. I witnessed one HPU employee who obviously knows the car walk right past it. I asked another who was facilitating a tow down the street why it wasn’t ticketed. He said it should be but he didn’t have a ticket machine to do so. He told me to call HPU. I did and was transferred to a director, whose voicemail doesn’t take messages.

At what point are we taxpayers supposed to go along with these ridiculous shenanigans and sense of entitlement of city workers running around this town like its their little personal kingdoms? The arrogance and contempt towards an average taxpayer is disgusting. Do your job HPU even if it means ticketing your colleagues there in city hall!”

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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Place card saying “essential worker” :mrgreen:

That is the biggest joke of the month! How can you have essential workers when no Essential Services are being provided? No cleared intersections, no full rights of passage, no effective sweeper cleaning, no clean water in fountains. Come on we are inundated in filth for months on end and all of our $$$ are being funneled to “admin”.


I wonder how many city employees drive to work. Seems like an opportunity to expand the Hop service for the benefit of street parking. ‘Park n ride’…