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June 2021

Common Sense

When Thomas Paine wrote his famous pamphlet in 1775 (published in 1776 it became an immediate success. This was due as much to his marketing campaign as to its content. He sat forth clearly his ideas concerning separating from England … Continue reading

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What Would Happen if there was a Specific Goal?

I have always been suspect of grants given by the Feds for programs that seem to be an experiment, with no real goal in life. A good example of that is SF Park. The city got $20 million from the … Continue reading

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I think our glass is half full

The airport parking area in my building is completely full. I’m told that shopping centers around LA were jammed this weekend. Traffic is becoming more and more difficult. The 405 is back to normal. I chatted with an operator in … Continue reading

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My Father

My father wanted to be a lawyer, but left high school to support his family so his brother could go to college. His father, my grandfather, had abandoned his family early on. My father never went back to school but … Continue reading

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Guess who Just Turned 40

Can you believe it. Raiders of the Lost Arc, Steven Spielberg’s and George Lucas’ blockbuster adventure opened in theaters 40 years ago this past weekend. How does that make you feel? There can be no question that this movie changed … Continue reading

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People Who Pay No Price for Being Wrong

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decision than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. …..Thomas Sowell

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What you Will Miss at PIE 2021 – If you Don’t attend

Technology Big Data and Parking LPR Electric Vehicle Charging RFID PCI DSS – Are you Compliant. How to Buy it – You can pay too much or too little Merging on Street and Off-Street Tech The Curb – Operations Virtual … Continue reading

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No Parking, Cities Rethink Parking with Fewer Personal Cars.

I know, I know – I’m a contrarian.  Someone says up, I say down. Someone say white, I say black. I get this from being right so many times. (No arrogance there). My contrarian roots got tickled by an article … Continue reading

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Here are 21 more reasons to Attend PIE 2021

21 more industry experts who will be speaking at PIE 2021 Brandy Stanley, City of Las Vegas Dale Denda, Parking Market Research Company Sagy Amit, Red LPR, John Whiteman, Omniq, Katherine Beaty, TEZ Jordan Justus, Automotus Mark Frumar, SpotParking David … Continue reading

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Here are 26 reasons to come to PIE 2021

Kevin Uhlenhaker, Omnipark Connor Owen, Park Mobile Peter Elliott, City of Ft. Worth Julie Dixon, Dixon Resources Unlimited Brett Wood, Wood Solutions Group Commander Caleb Davis, City of Paso Robles Police Department Parking Manager Donna King, City of Paso Robles … Continue reading

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