Parking ticket onslaught continues

Hoboken now issuing tickets for legal parking spots

Hoboken411 reader Suzette brought the latest HPU fiasco to our attention this past weekend – tickets in loading zones after hours.

“I’ve been an avid reader of Hoboken 411 since I moved to Hoboken over a year ago. I can say that some of the things HPU tickets for is unfair but this one has made the list for absolutely ridiculous!

In the 15 months I’ve lived in Hoboken, I have parked in the loading zone on 1st & Park over the weekends and after 6 pm without worry of ticketing. This morning I was greeted by a ticket on both my car and the vehicle parked behind me in the two space loading zone that is ONLY prohibited M-F from 8am-6pm. I was parked there from 6 pm last night to this morning and was not ticketed until 9:18 in the morning! A sure sign that some HPU associates are ticketing unfairly. If I were parking without a meter payment I would have surely received a ticket last night.

This department is out of line and assumes that if they give a minimal fee of $30 people will just shut up and pay up!”

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:35 am

I honestly just view tickets like this as payback for the 10 times I parked illegally and didnt get a ticket.

Monday, February 27, 2012 11:43 am

The city should have a process for administrative review of parking ticket disputes.. it’s commonplace for PEOs to commit errors–they’re human after all–and there is a disproportionate penalty assigned to the person who has to show up in court to defend themselves vs. a bogus summons. The review should be conducted outside of HPU, for obvious reasons.

Monday, February 27, 2012 11:09 am

Ok, that would mean she just didnt write this clearly. It doesn’t mention over what night she parked her car in that spot. If it was a friday night and the ticket was issued saturday morning then the HPU has move to be embarassed about. This will never end until heads start rolling, and i would start with people on the street.

Monday, February 27, 2012 10:37 am

I think the point is she got the ticket on the weekend, not M-F 8-6pm.

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Monday, February 27, 2012 10:41 am

I also got a parking ticket while legally parked in a loading zone. I took pictures and fought it in court, and the ticket got tossed out. It just took about 2 hours of sitting in the court room.[quote comment=”214207″]I think the point is she got the ticket on the weekend, not M-F 8-6pm.[/quote]

Monday, February 27, 2012 10:12 am

Let me get this straight. No parking from 8am until 6pm and you received a ticket at 9:18am? So what is the issue? You were parked illegally. Stop complaining.

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