As the snow began to fall on Thursday evening the Hoboken Parking Authority was out in force issuing tickets and towing cars. Where other communities declare a state of emergency the city of Hoboken sees dollar signs!
For a city that issues more parking permits than there are available parking spots they sure take no pity on those who don't move their cars in time. Although the sign in the street says "No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered" they were ticketing as soon as snow began to fall. What I hope for in the new year is that city officials can find ways to plug budget gaps without taking it out on residents in the way of parking tickets. And if these elected officials can't figure it out may they find the humility to seek out people who can figure it out!