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October 2017

The Finest Parking System on the Planet

A friend of mine walked into my office the other day and started to rant and rave about a parking location he knew about that was a disaster. A ‘system’ had been installed and the result was angry parkers, lawsuits … Continue reading

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Are They Savages?

You can’t open a web page or a newspaper or magazine without some article about the scandals in  Hollywood, DC, or Big Business. And they appear to be related to those in power taking advantage of those who are not. … Continue reading

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I admit it, I’m a Curmudgeon Yikes!

Webster defines Curmudgeon as : 1 archaic :miser. 2 :a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man. After reading my last two posts, I think i’m getting there. My post about Google was from the point of view of someone against … Continue reading

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A City Designed by Google

We have an article on ParkNews.biz today that describes how Google is planning a Smart City, designed in, well, its image. The wizards at Google are testing their ideas in Toronto on a 12 acre strip. They have five goals … Continue reading

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Anemic Parking Fund Needs Remedy

City leaders in Sarasota, Florida are discussing how they will address a $2 million deficit in their parking fund, reports mysuncoast.com. Taxes have been used to balance the fund for the last 4 years. Meters have also been used in … Continue reading

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Parking for the 21st Century

I went to the movies the other day in Century City. Saw Blade Runner 2045. I’m ambivalent. But that’s not the point of this blog. When the movie was over, I checked my parking ticket and was surprised to see … Continue reading

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Its a City, Get Over It

My neighborhood was up in arms when six police cars, 12 police officers, and a chopper all descended on us last week. Seemed one of our local characters was walking around with a cap pistol and someone called the police. … Continue reading

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City Finds Parking Surplus Costly

It was 1963 the last time officials in Alexandria, Virginia reviewed city parking needs. Lately, they’ve begun to realize that it’s time for an update. Residents, city leaders and developers have been working on a parking survey, reports bizjournals.com, and … Continue reading

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No One Knows What A Self Driving Car Is, And Its Becoming A Problem…

Check out this article   Its important that we understand this issue. Let me wet your appetite: “We have now self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview … Continue reading

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George Will Interviews GM CEO — Let me Parse it for you

Renowned columnist George Will sat down with Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors and they talked about car stuff and the future. Allow me to translate from Will speak to JVH speak. The automobile industry is precariously poised between a … Continue reading

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