Monthly Archives: February 2011

Brandy and Lindsay Take Aim at JVH

Wow, If you read Brandy and Lindsay’s comments to my blog below on Civility and Handicapped parking, you will see that they have strong views. And I respect that. Oh, if any of you haven’t seen the latest PT cover … Continue reading

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Ventura Citizens Attempt to Stop Paid Parking

Wow, and one is a Tea Party Activist, too. Sigh – The merchant quoted in this article says that paid parking is a tax. So naturally he is against another tax. “Why should people have to pay a tax to … Continue reading

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It Has Begun – Will We Be Required to Provide Charging Stations?

This just in from the International Council of Shopping Centers: ICSC battles measure requiring centers to offer charging stationsThe International Council of Shopping Centers is lobbying against a measure before the New Jersey Assembly that calls for developers to provide … Continue reading

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Streetline Out, StreetSmart In – in SF

I reported this change earlier, but it is now picked up by the MSM and the SF Examiner confirms that StreetSmart has replaced Streetline as the vendor of the sensors that will monitor on street parking spaces in San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Handicapped Parking and Civility

Further to my concerns about our parking enforcement staff using common sense rather than the “letter” of the law — This disabled person writes of three incidents.. First she tells of a disabled friend who was panicked because she couldn’t … Continue reading

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Three Day Weekends

The Uniform Holiday Act gave us four three day weekends, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day. It was passed primarily so the federal government employees could have three day weekends. Yep – that’s the reason that February … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

I have been soundly trounced for my attacks on city enforcement officers and often their lack of the use of common sense in their duties. Keith has been very kind, but strong defending his troops and I asked the other … Continue reading

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Davenport, IA…A classic parking study.

I share reader Marks concerns (below) about the city of Davenport that is removing its parking meters. The city council has yielded to a vocal merchants group and is accepting 100K from them to pay for the removal. The idea … Continue reading

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LA Drops Leasing Plan – but Here is a Sensible Alternative…

As you are doubtlessly aware, even in the face of severe lobbying by the Mayor, the LA city council rolled over to merchant pressure and has shelved the plan to lease off street parking locations. One of my correspondents here … Continue reading

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PT the Aggregator

“In computing, a feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader, rss reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a Web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a … Continue reading

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