Councilmen and parking tickets

12/29/2006 Update:

Tying up some loose ends here. Spoke with Michael Cricco today, and him and his family indeed still have to pay parking tickets. Below is the receipt for the two tickets that his daughter received during that time. While he didn’t receive that last ticket when the officers gave him a courtesy chance (like they do very often for many double-parkers and cars by hydrants,) it shows that even council members are not immune.

Of course many residents with curb-cuts and driveways will possibly have more options in the future (read that council recap HERE.)

criccoticket - Councilmen and parking tickets

It seems as if there’s a fine line for the members of city government and breaking the law.

One of our council members, Michael Cricco, at 1024 Bloomfield St. has a double parked car in front of his home tonight. The officer called it in and found out who it was, and indicated “he’s a hero, so let’s let him go”. They suggested ringing his bell and advising him to move it. How often does that happen to you due to the lack of parking? Most of us are not so lucky, although the Hoboken Police do occasionally offer a courteous siren or ring of the bell. But there’s no guarantee you’d be so fortunate.

But being a council member doesn’t necessarily make you exempt from summonses either, as he has two tickets in the past two days. One yesterday and one already today. Does he ever have to pay those tickets? Or are they dismissed? I have no idea.

I understand his “exemplary” efforts during that recent fire at 1100 Washington Street, however, being a member of city government, shouldn’t you be setting an example always rather than just some of the time? If he has issues parking even his own car, maybe some suggestions to alleviate the parking woes in Hoboken should be on his agenda.

But since we don’t know the whole story, it could have been a family member with the car registered in his name. Still not good to have these events attached to your name, right?

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Monday, March 24, 2008 10:26 pm

People please, we all know that the Russo Civic Assoc. is the worst offender.

Monday, March 24, 2008 9:50 pm

Adams between 1st and 2nd right in front of the Knights.

Monday, March 24, 2008 9:01 pm

6th/Wash and 3rd/Wash definitely tie for 1st place in the double parking hell category! 🙁

Monday, March 24, 2008 8:50 pm

Now all the police have to do is start issuing Mario from Mario’s Pizza some tickets being he either blocks the crosswalk all day on 8th and Garden or parks in the fire hydrant AND crosswalk ALL DAY without a ticket.

Maybe because the cops eat free in there all day that is why he don’t get any tix!

Monday, March 24, 2008 6:50 pm

got to be washington in front of benny tudinos… or the baptist church between 7th and 8th….on wash….

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