Parking Boot BS!

Parking Boot BS continues in Hoboken

The city of Hoboken continues the outright pick-pocketing of residents, visitors and hard-working employees of local businesses. Not only middle of the night 4-hour limit but the parking boot BS seems to be back again. The administration must get aroused with that form of “legalized” robbery.

Tom sent a note to express his sentiments:

“I thought they did away with this horseshit? I was ticketed and booted at the same time at 12:44 in the morning. I exceeded the 4 hour limit and would have been happy to pay the 68$, but none too happy about a fucking boot. I have no outstanding tickets or warrants and am a working man on Friday nights in Hoboken.

I received another ticket back in the fall (sans boot) which was promptly paid to the Man.

I await with bated breath to hear from the parking authority. Remember: Quick-witted subjects under the governance of dim-witted administrators.

Tom, working man who can’t afford a fucking midnight boot.

parking boot bs continues in Hoboken NJ - Parking Boot BS!

How long can that racket continue being unchallenged?

Food for thought: How did society allow for physical seizure of someone else’s property in the first place? Sure, I can understand “abandonment” laws – where if a car remains for months on end – it might serve a purpose. But the so-called “power” Hoboken and municipalities all over the country have has gotten out of control.

You think immobilizing a vehicle (i.e., holding it “hostage” until the payment “demand” is met) ON TOP OF an already STIFF payment for a extremely minor “offense” makes sense?

These “laws” have been slowly accumulating over the years, and they’re only getting worse each time a new “law” is added to the books.

Why? Because “legally” stealing money from others is addictive. And each time a new “reform” administration comes in and gets a taste – it’s just too hard for them to resist. What’s the HPU intake for city hall coffers? $10 million a year? Out of thin air?

The only thing missing from the current equation is revolt and retribution. Those always show up last to the party, unfortunately.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 9:50 pm

This booting ordinance violates the constitutional right to due process prior to a governmental seizure of property. Please contact the ACLU of NJ or a civil rights attorney if this occurs to you. If you are the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the City of Hoboken for violating your civil rights, you may be entitled to more than the $200 in damages.

Reply to  Timothy
Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:14 pm

I agree, and this is all part of the plan. The idiots walking around saying it’s a walking city have no concept of what freedom of travel is. Government transportation, government regulated taxis, and now even the government is involved with bicycles for Christ’s sake!

With the population way too large for the size of Hoboken, none of these bicycle freaks ever talk about building height restriction or how infrastructure like sewage and electricity play into the big picture.

Hoboken has too many people. Stop allowing developers to go 12 or more stories up. Maybe if city hall got their head out of the tax revenue cloud they can see what the main problem is.

Having a car in Hoboken should be a no brainer, but instead it is a head banging headache. Why should Hoboken be anti-car? Just because of the path station? So what? Not everyone cares about new york city.

Catering to those who think walking cities are the only way to exist is a bad maneuver. Don’t corner yourself, Hoboken!

Reply to  carlover
Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:48 pm

The more restrictions they impose, the worse it will get. It will backfire on them. People will find better places to spend their money.

Monday, April 4, 2016 7:15 pm

The admin lets enough time go by and applies the same corrupt practices that they have been called down on by the state and consumer advocates. Foolish residents buy this fraud. Not only are they fraudulent in issuing tickets, this year, get this, the renewal for parking contained a waiver stating that you would pay tickets even if they were issued in error. Laughing all the way to the bank!! And this fraud my friends, is called “balanced budgeting”.

Monday, April 4, 2016 2:10 pm

“The only thing missing from the current equation is revolt and retribution.”

Actually, it seems a residential parking permit was also missing. And perhaps the intellect to understand the meaning of the words RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT ONLY.

Reply to  hoboken411
Monday, April 4, 2016 4:53 pm

No, I get it – you don’t like the law. But how is this law “extra?” As you well know from living here and the nauseating number of posts on this site related to parking, everyone constantly complains about the lack of it. I pay Hoboken taxes and I’m in favor of Hoboken laws that protect me, in this case giving me at least the opportunity to park my car in my own town. This guy’s letter said he would have been happy to pay the fine, which means the fine wasn’t enough of a deterrent for him to take a resident’s parking spot. Apparently the boot was a good deterrent, he’s obviously pissed about it and his letter implies he might not have parked there if he knew he would get booted.

There are a bunch of public garages within a 10 minute walk of the spot where he parked. To me, this guy is entitled and got what he deserved.

Unrelated, but what’s with all the quotes in your posts? Reminds me of Chris Farley.

Reply to  hoboken411
Monday, April 4, 2016 5:36 pm

But your response implies even more laws and more government – how do you stop new development, unless by law? And doesn’t that restriction take away a fundamental right of property ownership, to do with it as you see fit? How would you require 10x the parking spaces for new buildings, if not by law? Who’s to say that your suggested laws are any better than putting a boot on some entitled non-resident’s car?

Monday, April 4, 2016 12:58 pm

I agree with H411; this is absurd and out of control, and yet they continue to get elected. We get what we deserve.

Monday, April 4, 2016 12:10 pm

What do the signs say? 4 hours or risk boot. What part doesn’t this guy get? So he parked there at 6:30 in a resident spot. What about the resident who pays property taxes/rent who just got home from work and has nowhere to park because this guy is illegally parked in a resident zone?
His email tells you EXACTLY why you need the risk of boot- he admits he is willing to park illegally and pay the fine. Without the threat of boot, people will park in resident zones.

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