Monthly Archives: August 2012

God of the Parking Spot

Gabby Douglas, winner of the woman’s gymnastics all-around at the London Olympics upon receiving her gold medal, gave all the glory to God. Immediately, at the very mention of God’s name, that seems to threaten so many, she found herself … Continue reading

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Parking Bill of Rights in Atlanta

I had heard about a campaign for a ‘parking bill of rights’ in Atlanta and figured that the locals would be out for blood, demanding fewer tickets and that citation writers be drawn and quartered. I did some research and … Continue reading

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PIE 2013 Opens Exhibit Hall to Booth Sales

I know this is self serving, but there you go… The Organizer of the Parking Industry Exhibition 2013 is notifying by email all manufacturing and service companies in the parking industry that as of 3:30 PM Pacific Time August 30, … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Settles Parking Citation Suit

The City of Santa Monica has settled a lawsuit that pointed out that the city had not been following the legal requirements based on a State of California law that required that drivers receiving parking citations be given full written … Continue reading

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Tom Wunk Leaves Scheidt and Bachmann

My buddy Tom Wunk has left his position at Scheidt and Bachmann. For those that know Tom, you are aware that throughout his career both at S and B and at previous companies, he has been customer centric. His goal … Continue reading

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SF Park — Brilliant or Boondoggle

We have a two page article in this month’s PT about SF Park — it is an opinion piece and I take the program to task on a number of levels — You can read it on line here. My … Continue reading

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Audit, Audit, My Meter for an Audit

The contractor responsible for St. Louis’ parking meters was involved in a series of scams, paying three ghost employees and the blackmailer who found out about it, federal court documents filed Monday claim. In all, Dannielle Welch-Benson and her company, … Continue reading

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Warnings VS. Citations — Who Wins this Battle?

A few years back I started a major discussion over issuing warnings vs slamming every violation with a citation, no matter what.  Here’s what I though cities should do. Issue a warning for minor infractions (over stay a meter, nose … Continue reading

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A “Baghdad by the Bay” Award for Pasadena, CA?

I have to say I’m tempted.  Here’s the story. A particular residential street in Pasadena has been covered with parking tickets because it has a ‘two hour’ limit on parking. According to the city, the limit has been there for … Continue reading

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Remove Parking Meters, Spur Business

Not!  I don’t know of a place on the planet where removing parking meters (or parking charges) has increased local business. Let’s see — I pay to park at a local mall in LA, in fact at three of the … Continue reading

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