Monthly Archives: September 2011

911 — No Surprises There

There is a long article today in the LA times about how difficult it is for teachers to “teach” about 911.  They just don’t have the information, or the time.  After all they are only given half an hour, one … Continue reading

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Prostitution Parking Meters

A correspondent is trying to catch up with Parking Today Facebook. Wanda and Co talked about this a week ago. but we don’t hold back…From anonymous: New prostitution parking meters in Bonn, Germany give a whole new meaning to Pay … Continue reading

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City has part of its anatomy in a wringer

The City of Santa Monica, CA, may have a problem brewing in its parking enforcement department. An attorney and his wife have brought suit against the city for not following state requirements when it comes to dealing with parking tickets … Continue reading

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Doug is looking for the ARK, and its contents…

“Hey brother Noah, Ah tell ya what to do.  Build me a floatin’ zoo.”  Friday before a home football game.  Not just any football game, but a nationally televised game against Alabama.  Normally a hectic day for the parking and … Continue reading

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Are these folks nuts or something

So the police department of Hannibal, MO, the home town of Mark Twain, have decided they don’t really want to enforce the two hour parking limit downtown so they have asked the city council to do away with the rule. … Continue reading

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McCoy Retires from Portland

Ellis McCoy, under fire, had decided to retire from his position as head of parking for the city of Portland, OR. Read the article here. Another chapter in the sad story emanating from the Oregon city. I met with some … Continue reading

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Professor Quits Over Parking

A professor at Dalhousie university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, resigned.  Thanks to Wanda over on our Facebook page for pointing this out to me. Wife R graduated from Dalhousie and says, yes, parking is a problem, and that was well, … Continue reading

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All this and a Dancer, too

I met with Steve Haralambiew, President of Data Park the other day and spent a fascinating hour with him and his staff.  I have known Steve for years, but this is the first time I have said more than a … Continue reading

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He used the tow truck’s ticket to get his car out of the lot

A parker in Charlie DeBow’s garage at the borough of State College in PA left his car in the lot for 123 days and ran up nearly a $2000 parking charge. Read about it here. Charlie’s crew knew about the … Continue reading

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“To Sir With Love” — Just After the Day the Music Died — From Doug

I was coming home from the gym the other day and listening to an oldies station.  I hate to admit it, but for me the music died a few years after Don McLean’s song.  The station played Lulu’s “To Sir … Continue reading

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