August 2020

If You Can’t Stop the Praying, Stop the Parking

You have probably read about Grace Community Church in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. They have gone to court and won an injunction against the County of Los Angeles who was attempting to prevent them from holding … Continue reading


Millennials are Buying Cars

Over on Parknews.biz, Astrid has posted an article from the The Atlantic Magazine. The article posits that millennials are buying cars. Yes, this group that shunned personal vehicles are buying them in very large numbers. Although the person quoted in … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight

When we face fear, we are hardwired with two alternatives, fight or flight. In the upcoming issue of PT, Laz Parking’s Dane Neilson takes a slightly different view. He calls it “Forget everything and run” or “Face everything and rise.” … Continue reading


Resilience, It Comes from Within

I’m glad Casey over on the IPMI Forum is commenting on The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larsen’s portrayal of the Brits and Germans during the period that began the Second World War. I commend the book to all. Casey … Continue reading

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Yes, Friend, you are full of it…

I just received a piece written by a dear friend who shall remain nameless. Basically, he was regaling me on how he was affronted that people in other countries had the audacity to comment on US politics and ‘who the … Continue reading

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That’s a Pretty Tough Policy

According to Chicago Sun Times Reporter Mary Mitchell: Under the current policy, “Vehicles are eligible for a boot if a registered owner accrues three or more unpaid parking, red-light and/or automated speed enforcement tickets that reach final determination status or … Continue reading


JVH Writes, Shoup Responds

I love it when Don Shoup responds to one of my blogs, and he did so yesterday. I felt his response was important enough to bring it out from the “comments” section and into the light of day. It refers … Continue reading

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Marcy Sparrow Named PT Director of Sales and Operations

Parking Today Media announced today that Marcy Sparrow has been promoted to the position of National Director of Sales and Operations. She has been with PT Media for 14 years, focusing primarily on advertising and Parking Industry Expo booth sales … Continue reading


What if they are Wrong?

We are barraged almost daily from those in ivory towers, mostly from universities and civic planners, telling us just how we should live our lives. Whether urban planning departments are designing cities so we live cheek by jowl in high … Continue reading


The Joy and Glory of the Climb

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from … Continue reading

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