Monthly Archives: November 2010

Canine Police Cars Parked with Engine Running

It has been noted that police with canine partners responding to an emergency (in San Diego) leave the critters in the cars, with the engines running. Some wag pointed out that the cars could be stolen. The police say that … Continue reading

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So, what is a good rule for food trucks…

Folks are up in arms over gourmet food trucks parking on the street and what, taking parking spaces, or are they concerned about taking business from bricks and mortar restaurants. I have already commented on this here. For the Lazy … Continue reading

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Poor Mr. Wong – What did he do Wrong?

I was talking to a PT staffer last night and we were laughing about Mr. Wong and the P and D machine in Marina Del Rey. I reported on it here. The discussion then morphed into a diatribe on just … Continue reading

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Well Duh – Never Underestimate the Ability of the Public to be Confused — Updated

Wilmington NC is a beautiful little city. They just installed Pay by Space Machines. I'm sure that one of the reasons that they did rather than pay and display was to make it easier on the public (only one trip) … Continue reading

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Whoops – Parking Fees Raised at UCLA – To Help It Go Green

The UCLA Daily Bruin doesn’t want students to have to pay more to park. Even if it does help the Los Angeles School meet its “Green” requirements. Read all about it here. So let’s see — We want to save … Continue reading

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Money on the Table…

One of my biggest complaints (there are many) about Public Private Partnerships on parking is that it is difficult for the city to determine just how much money is being left on the table. According to Bloomberg Morgan Stanley and … Continue reading

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Parking Experiences Don’t Have to be Terrible

I caught this on PT’s facebook page – a note from Wanda: How a nice parking attendant can make your day and save you $20: I have been very distraught lately. This weekend, I parked at our old Fairfax Farmers’ … Continue reading

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For Crying out Tears, At least send someone out who knows how to use a meter

This video is perfect. The County of Los Angeles charges for parking on weekends. $1.50 a hour. Fair Enough. However they use ancient P and D machines that are virtually impossible for anyone over 15 to use. Take a minute … Continue reading

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A New Parking Tax in Beverly Hills

The City of Beverly Hills is looking into a tax on parking revenues. They are holding a meeting on the 15th to collect “input” from the citizenry and then present it the next day to the city council. BH Parking … Continue reading

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The Fear of Legal Action

Let me say on the outset I know nothing about the niceties of the law. I do know that most of it is straightforward, based in common law. We know what is wrong and if you do wrong, you should … Continue reading

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