Parking Authority Shenanigans
City not giving residents enough warning?
You know those Temporary No Parking Regulation signs that are pretty much on every block in Hoboken at any given moment? Well, one Hoboken resident suspects that the city is circumventing their own ordinance, which states that ample warning time must be given before tickets are issued and cars are towed:
“I appreciate your taking up the sword on the Hertz on Demand (formerly Connect by Hertz) Corner car problem and want to warn you of another issue that interferes in residents parking rights. The town is required to give several days notice of special parking signs so vehicle owners have ample warning of the need for the space. Apparently the Parking Authority was negligent in not posting during the 3 day advanced period or perhaps if you have the connections or pay off the right people, you can forego the posted warning period.
An incident occurred recently where my car was towed despite the fact that it was parked legally and there was no signage during the required notification period.
How can I be sure there was no signage? Just 24 hour prior to the towing I had an interaction through the same gate at which the sign was later posted. Had there been a sign, it would have obstructed my line of sight from my street level positioning to the basement level positioning of the other person. I also confirmed with another neighbor on the same block that the sign was only posted late Friday or Saturday.
I have spoken with others in town who have heard of the same thing happening – notices appearing out of nowhere and cars then being towed.
Please spread the word on this so we can crack down further on the shenanigans in the Parking Authority and City Hall. Please don’t tell me that there are records to indicate that all is on the up and up, because part of the same negligence or dishonesty that allows this to happens also covers traceable tracks.
Legally Parked, Illegally Towed“