Monthly Archives: February 2012

The World is Watching…

I know, San Francisco again, but they do make headlines. SFPark is expanding its reach into neighborhoods where no parking fee had previously been imposed. We have been following this closely both here and on Facebook.  The residents raised hell, … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay your Citation, Have it Deducted From your Tax Refund

The City of Chicago has cut a deal with the state. Before any person gets a tax refund, they will have a database check and if they owe any parking or moving violations  within the city, they will have the … Continue reading

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Paying Attention to the Handicapped, Money Talks

The powerful LA Times and its columnist Steve Lopez, I we have reported before, is focusing on scofflaws who abuse handicapped placards. They got someone’s attention — read about it here. Lopez raised such a stink that the local Parking … Continue reading

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Sacramento — Kings and Serfs

The City of Sacramento, CA, is trying, for some reason, to finance a new arena for its NBA Basketball Team, the Kings. The deal is that the city would build the arena and then lease it back to the Kings. … Continue reading

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PIE Just Gets Better and Better

Andy tells me that he is sold out of the main hall and now searching out places to put exhibitors as the PIE show’s popularity with vendors breaks all records.  The seminar portion of the event is booming, too, as … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Compromise or Simply Read the Book Before you Start

Singapore seems to be following the happenings in SF day by day and the city state’s Paul Barter over at Reinventing Parking is giving good advice to the city. As I have pointed out before areas where the city is … Continue reading

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Duncan Announces New Division Leadership

MILWAUKEE, WI, February 8, 2012 – Duncan Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of parking management products and services, announced that its long-time Citation Management division President, Gary Smith, will be stepping down effective March 1 and will be succeeded by … Continue reading

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PARCS Marketplace in a “State of Flux”

In the past few weeks I have had face to face discussions with senior members of five revenue control manufacturers. We talked about the marketplace and from their view, it isn’t a pretty place. But it should be. We are … Continue reading

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A Pound of Flesh, or maybe an Ounce…

Stanley Epstein is a class action lawyer. And here we go. I reported last summer that Stanley and his wife had begun a class action lawsuit against the city of Santa Monica over a parking ticket his wife received.  Stanley … Continue reading

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Where do you put the Notice?

Charlie tells me he had a problem.  His staff ‘booted’ a scooter. But where do you put the “do not move’ notice?”  They figured it out. His next problem? What is to keep two strong guys and a truck from…. … Continue reading

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