Metered Parking not in Effect in Hoboken Until After the Holidays

Metered parking in Hoboken is free until January 2, 2013.

The city council voted to waive metered parking for the holidays, with the goal of making shopping in Hoboken a little easier.

In a 6-2 vote — Council members David Mello and Jennifer Giattino voted "no" — the measure was approved.

Metered parking will not be in effect from December 20 through January 2.

demosthenes December 21, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Jabby, I think you misunderstood FAP. He didn't say his friend was wrong to take advantage of a freebie that the City was inexplicitly offering. Of course she will and she should and that's the point. Doing this costs money and no one has yet explained what the City is buying for that money. You have now posted several times and other than saying we've done this before so we should so it again you haven't even attempted to identify what we are buying. Spending money and getting nothing in return is not simply silly, when its taxpayer money it's irresponsible. My guess is that meter revenue for five days is conservatively $50,000. Please let us know exactly what benefit taxpayers will be receiving that justifies this expenditure that would be enough pay a new policeman's salary for a full year. But I guess to you $50,000 of taxpayer money flushed down the toilet for no reason other than Councilpeople wanting to pretend they're doing something "doesn't matter either way." You say "talk about entitled" - I say "let's talk about stupid."
Barry Grossman December 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM
The city site shows different dates: http://www.hobokennj.org/2012/12/holiday-parking-enforcement-information/
Jabberwock December 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM
demosty - I think you don't know how to understand what you read. I didn't even remotely suggest that FAP thought his friend did anything wrong. I was just suggesting that, if he opposed the measure soooo much, he should stand by his convictions. Doing this doesn't cost money, it brings in less revenue for 2 weeks out of 52 - (as does the free parking in the garage.) I'm a taxpayer and, I guess I'm a little smarter with my money than you because I'm not crying and making a big deal over the loss of a minor bit of revenue from the parking meters for 5 days. Oh, and by the way, since you brought up the item of intellect: "let's talk about stupid" umm, please look up the definition of the word "several" and, after you do that, count how many posts I'd made at the time that you indicated that I had "already posted several times." Seriously, debating with you is such a waste of time, at least FAP appears to be able to make reasonable points.
XJS December 24, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I took full advantage of this over the weekend and had guests parked outside of my building for hours on the southwest side of Hoboken. We went to our annual Christmas lunch at Biggie's (on Newark) & had to park in a city garage because (as expected) there was no parking on Washington Street. However, our garage parking was free because we spent more than $200 on lunch & split the bill 3 ways so everyone had more than a $20 receipt. We did not drink. By my count we saved $42 on cabs (3 round trip cabs, $14 each) and $10 on 2 hang tags. The city received no benefit. The business that received our lunch $$ would have done so regardless. Hooray for this plan. *we had a couple of pregnant women & a physically handicapped person in our party, hence the cabs.
XJS December 24, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I just want to point out that my last post was posting at 8:30am on Monday, 12/24. Amazing how long I sit in moderation on this site (but just in Hoboken threads). I wonder why that is?


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