Monthly Archives: February 2011

Follow the Blizzard

I have a couple of services provided by Yahoo and Google, where I get news stories that relate to parking. They list everything from city council meetings to planning commission approvals, to arguments between merchants and the local mayor. This … Continue reading

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So – should people be able to “save” parking spaces

In the picture above, a space has been shoveled out – and a person, I assume the person who cleared it, has “reserved” the space. The question: “Is this practice appropriate?” If you ask the folks running for mayor of … Continue reading

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Further to Charlie and the Difference between Police Officers and Parking Enforcement Officers

Charlie holds that the most effective police officers are those that are feared, those that go by the book and strike terror in the hearts of citizens (ok he didn’t say that, but its sounds good.) It follows that the … Continue reading

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Parking Explodes on Facebook

.. Charlie, Wanda, Lorraine, India, Cary and Erin post 28 comments on one post on PT's Facebook page. Charlie, a parking manager, defends his posts and fends off a challenge by Wanda. Here is one that actually had Wanda noting … Continue reading

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The fight spills over on to Facebook

I suggest you go to PT’s facebook page and check out Charlie and Wanda. They are going at it tooth and nail. Both good comments, although Wanda appears to be having a Tolstoy moment. I strongly recommend you check it … Continue reading

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Sorry Charlie…

Charlie has swung back at me reference my position on having parking enforcement staff ease up once in a while and use some common sense. His response is here: I agree with you that this “could” have been a PR … Continue reading

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I get it in the neck…

Below I commented on an enforcement officer who gave a couple of parking tickets I thought were unwarranted, and noted that there is a reason why people hate parking enforcement. One MTJ says that they “expected better of me.” Anyone … Continue reading

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Cannot have more parking, Moving to China

This story out of the UK tells the tale. A very successful firm in Cambridge, a city of 120,000 north of London, asked for approval to turn a concrete slab in the lot next to it into a parking facility … Continue reading

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