Monthly Archives: March 2011

How best to defuse a situation

Here’s the deal. An enforcement officer in Yonkers wrote a ticket and as he was sitting in his vehicle the car owner came up and started yelling at him. Read the story here. So our hero proceeds to write ANOTHER … Continue reading

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Now they are Playing Hardball in Wisconsin

From Mark: Regardless of what position you have regarding the ongoing Wisconsin political theatrics, it sounds like they’ve decided to start playing some serious hardball; The Republican-controlled body created a rule yesterday that would strip the parking privileges of senators, or their … Continue reading

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

This has nothing to do with parking, but I couldn’t resist. The city of San Francisco has a smelly problem. Read about it here. As in many municipalities, the extremely green folks in Baghdad by the Bay have mandated low … Continue reading

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Get a Hybrid…or a Baby

I have been commenting on “special” parking for “special” cars for years. The concept of a close in reserved spot for a “fuel efficient” vehicle is anathema. This headline got my attention: “Can’t Find a Parking Space, Get a Hybrid … Continue reading

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City of Bell – It just keeps going and going

Thanks to Wanda over on PT’s facebook page for pointing out this gem. The trial of the eight of the city’s administrators, including the city manager who made $800,000 a year, is under way and every day is a new … Continue reading

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Parking Equipment and Service

I was talking to a buddy yesterday about his revenue control system. He runs an extremely large complex with six garages, surface lots, over 15,000 spaces in a central city. He did nothing but gripe about the system he had … Continue reading

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Parking Professionals and their Customers, Part One

PT Editor JVH and Parking Manager Brandy Stanley have begun a discussion of the parking profession and its relationship to its customers…Here are the first two bits combined… JVH: A municipality, a university, an airport, a hospital, a business complex … Continue reading

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