Monthly Archives: February 2011

LA Hoisted on its own……

Could you have possibly predicted this outcome? The merchants have been screaming in Hollywood and Westwood about the need for “free” parking. The results? Read about it here. Wanda posted both the article from the Daily News and the LA … Continue reading

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Ouch….

Brandy and Keith take out after me on my position that cities should keep the amount of money charged for businesses “taking” parking spaces for their use and asking the city to “bag” them at a minimum. I used as … Continue reading

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Storm costs NYC $4.6 Million in unwritten parking tickets.

Seems the city of New York is clamping down on parking since it was forced by the storm to stop citing folks for not obeying the Opposite side of the street rules in the Big Apple. The city “loses” $271,000 … Continue reading

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Here’s the full poop on “Dibs”

I have written extensively about “dibs” but I have been cowed by the most extensive piece on the topic in today’s “Straight Dope Chicago” blog. Read it here. This treatise goes into the history of using lawn chairs to hold … Continue reading

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The $29.50 Piece of Paper

I just came back from lunch with a friend. She left her ticket in the car so it couldn’t be validated. The restaurant gave her a slip of paper with a validation stamp on it. (It was a rubber stamp … Continue reading

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Another Blizzard hits the Mid West

The Midwest is being inundated again, and parking is going to get it in the neck. Not only are people having to move their cars off streets so plows can clear the roads, but operators are having to commit some … Continue reading

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Do We Live in a Vacuum?

Does parking enforcement live in a vacuum? Are we so insulated from the world that we simply ignore the facts of financial life that our customers must face on a daily basis. Here is a story about daily fees for … Continue reading

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Become a Shoupista in six minutes

Here is a short video done by Reason Magazine where parking talking head Don Shoup gives his theory. Check it out:  

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Keyless Ignition Issues Spark Lawsuit

I reported last month that we had heard of a death due to a car being left running in a garage. The car had a keyless ignition and the driver had inadvertently walked away and the car did not stop. … Continue reading

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Business Week Touts Parking

In its “ETC” section, the February 7 issue of Business Week talks about parking and the removal of the “reserved” sign on parking spaces. Take a look here. Author Joel Stein spoke with a number of parking pros including Barbara … Continue reading

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