Monthly Archives: February 2012

Musings on Standard’s Purchase of Central

I have been chatting with the usual suspects about this purchase.  Here are some of the comments: …you know another side you may want to consider is that Central started to have troubles after they acquired Allright. These acquisitions are … Continue reading

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Central and Standard to Merge

How bout that for the big news of the day.  I received this news release from Standard. With its CEO and CFO remaining in place and with its current board retaining a majority of seats on the new board, this … Continue reading

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The Oscars — Ho Hum

The Oscars last night were better than last year. But then, what does that mean? Last year was a disaster. I was glad to see “The Artist” win. Its a great movie.  I also was happy that Meryl Streep got … Continue reading

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NPA Consultant’s Meet in San Diego — Lots of good Information

I was honored that Chairman Chuck Cullen of the Parking Consultant’s Council invited me to attend their closing dinner last Friday in San Diego. It was a beautiful event with cocktails outside in a garden setting at the Hyatt Mission … Continue reading

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Change the Law so Lobbyists don’t get a parking ticket

The legislature of the state of Idaho, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to remove pay parking from around the capitol building. The reason? People going to the capitol on business are getting tickets, and we can’t have that. Read … Continue reading

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Walk five minutes to avoid a ticket, NEVER!

This letter to the editor is priceless.  It was written in response to a letter complaining about getting a citation when taking kids to soccer practice.  The money quotes: First, she (the writer) should be made aware that Town Centre … Continue reading

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Death by Parking: Here we go again!

When I woke up this morning the marine layer covered Los Angeles like a cold wet blanket. From my house just of Mulholland Drive I could see above the clouds and the sun rising. As I sipped a cup of … Continue reading

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Technology — Its Best and Worst

I had dinner the other day with the CEO of a revenue control manufacturer and every other word he said was “technology.”  “Our technology”, “their technology,” “cloud based technology,” “app technology.” I had no clue what he was talking about. … Continue reading

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FAAC Buys Datapark

News Release from FAAC: FAAC S.p.A acquires DATAPARK Inc, an international manufacturer of Parking Revenues Control Systems with main business interest in North and Central America, East Europe and Australia Faac S.p.A. has completed the acquisition of DataPark Inc, an … Continue reading

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Politicians, The Arrogance or are they just Tone Deaf?

Our advertising director was sitting on the tarmac at LAX for an extra hour yesterday because a politician decided to fly in to raise money for his election campaign. I hear he picked up an extra 3 mil for the … Continue reading

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