Monthly Archives: April 2014

Amnesty – Another Seven Letter Word

Maybe its just me, but when I hear about a city declaring parking ticket amnesty, I get all flustered and irate. The latest is Detroit.  They are going to give a 30% discount to any ticket more than three years … Continue reading

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Parking Even Gets in the “Biggest Sports News of the Decade”

Yes, we are all sick of Donald Sterling and his racist rants and his loss of the LA Clippers. But here is a little tidbit on TMZ Sports that may have made it past your sharp, parking eyes: Donald Sterling … Continue reading

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Paul and Brandy to Toe to Toe and the “gotcha” moment.

In the post below, Paul talks about Boston and the fact that 5% of the tickets are voided administratively. The assumption being that the tickets were improperly written. Brandy points out that in many cases the driver hadn’t displayed a … Continue reading

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Busy Work Costs Everyone Time and Money

It has been reported that in Boston nearly 72,000 parking citations were dismissed in 2013. A Bostonherald.com article says: “71,922 of 1.3 million tickets issued in fiscal 2013 were dismissed, and that … the most common reasons were drivers being … Continue reading

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Parking Networking in Southern California

April 30, Rush Street Lounge in Culver City… Whitney Taylor of Sentry Control Systems, began her career in the parking industry 2 years ago. After attending a few industry shows and attempting to network at non-industry specific events; she decided … Continue reading

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Come On, POF Suppliers, Let me see what you got!

I wrote this article a week or so ago: http://www.parkingtoday.com/blog/2014/04/ive-been-saying-this-for-years-but-nobody-listens/ Basically I challenged the Pay on Foot/Display/Space equipment manufacturers to show me how they have addressed the five issues that some folks in Seattle have with their equipment. One responded … Continue reading

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David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell (author of among others, Tipping Point, Outliers, What the Dog Saw) has a new book out, David and Goliath, Underdogs, Misfits, and the art of Battling Giants. As usual, he’s controversial, outspoken, and is causing quite a stir. … Continue reading

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Parking Enforcers Aren’t Nazis

A Salt Lake City writer has been busy chronicling the bad behavior of local parking officials. It seems parking in Salt Lake is an endeavor fraught with legal and financial risks. Paul Rolly of the Salt Lake Tribune says people … Continue reading

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Faith Meets Finance in Parking

A Houston area church is in a bind because it’s been asked to pay for the parking it’s been getting free for 60 years. St. Thomas Episcopal Church and School are situated between a mall and a residential area. The … Continue reading

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Equal Coverage: Students Ticketed During Hailstorm

It always helpful to consider both sides of a story before you leap to a conclusion, and it’s even more helpful when the news media provide both sides of  a story to readers. In this article published in Oklahoma State … Continue reading

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