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I parked my car one morning after the street sweeper went through. I was the first car on that section of the block so I parked right up to the "No parking sign" so everyone could stagger behind me.

A women pulled up behind me but left a lot of space; just enough to fit maybe a Smart car. As she got out if her car I said she should move up so more cars could fit. And she replied, "But then my car won't be in front of my house."

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Amazing. I've often wondered what goes through some people's heads when they do stupid stuff. Turns out it's as selfish and clueless as I had always guessed.

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I've seen this happen before in the same neighborhood as vigilante. I parked my car one morning after the street sweeper went through. I was the first car on that section of the block so I parked right up to the "No parking sign" so everyone could stagger behind me.

A women pulled up behind me but left a lot of space; just enough to fit maybe a Smart car. As she got out if her car I said she should move up so more cars could fit. And she replied, "But then my car won't be in front of my house."

Seriously?

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I sympathize Vigalante, but unless you saw them park you can't be sure that they were to blame, rather than the cars moving around them.

I have come back to my car to find it in a similar position on occasion.

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Ever wonder why there's no parking? A friend took this photo. There was maybe room for a Mini Cooper behind the D-Bag parker. (The spot looks bigger in the photo than it actually was). He had one of those bumper badgers so there's little doubt that this was on purpose.



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Having done some driving downtown lately (I'm 99.9% a pedestrian), the parking close to corners (let alone crosswalks) thing is totally out of control. There is no way to check for oncoming traffic at many intersections without at least partially pulling into the intersection.

It is absolutely ridiculous that Jersey City allows this situation to persist, and a lack of parking spots on the street is in no way a valid excuse for looking the other way on this issue.

Step 1: repaint the red curbs.

Step 2: recommunicate to the public exactly what the red curbs mean

Step 3: aggressive enforcement


Step 2a: recommunicate to the police exactly what the red curbs mean and enact a no tolerance policy. LEAD by example!

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Having done some driving downtown lately (I'm 99.9% a pedestrian), the parking close to corners (let alone crosswalks) thing is totally out of control. There is no way to check for oncoming traffic at many intersections without at least partially pulling into the intersection.

It is absolutely ridiculous that Jersey City allows this situation to persist, and a lack of parking spots on the street is in no way a valid excuse for looking the other way on this issue.

Step 1: repaint the red curbs.

Step 2: recommunicate to the public exactly what the red curbs mean

Step 3: aggressive enforcement

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Too funny. I saw that NJ Transit bus & had a hard time making a turn because of it. Was very surprised no one was a the wheel too.
JCPD usually drives right past that stuff too even though like the pictures they park on the corners all the time.

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Here's one of my favorites, I've seen this numerous times from delivery vehicles too. The driver is not in his seat, he's in the back. Meanwhile anyone coming behind him to cross Coles has to be completely in the intersection before they can see oncoming traffic. It's a perfect setup for a t-bone.

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So much for not parking in crosswalks. (And although this car wasn't even against the curb, it was there a while, not like the officer just hopped out.)

Oh wait, I forgot, rules don't apply to the cops.


As much as I am not a fan of the JCPD, maybe you didn't notice the other cruiser parked on Jersey in the crosswalk near First. They were actually responding to a call and were filling out some paperwork. Don't be so quick to judge.

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So much for not parking in crosswalks. (And although this car wasn't even against the curb, it was there a while, not like the officer just hopped out.)

Oh wait, I forgot, rules don't apply to the cops.

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Saw this clown on 8th Street on my way to the train on Monday. Illegally parked plus he/she messed up their bumper. My guess is a late-night parking job by someone who was drunk. Idiots.


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not to stir the pot any more .... but


I was told (when I was a student) that students are not required to change their plates/registration/addresses because its a temporary thing. This is possibly why the JCPA has to work with this bc a student could live in JC part of the year (ie sept - may) but legally be a resident of some other city/state etc. However your wife was told that she legally has to change (bc that is the rule when you move - you have 30 days to update your registration/insurance etc as to your new address)

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Goodmorning JC_Downtownregular....

I like the debating, intelligent sparing about real topics with people who have an open mind.

Times here are changing, yes for the better! Im not beating you up but your here 7 years , Im here close to a half century. Ouch that hurt. The transformation has been incredible. In JC now , unless you go to different sections of the city , change is going to be harder for you to see. The people in charge are doing , what was done downtown 20 plus years ago, in other areas of the city. It takes time. I have no idea what street you live on but some of downtown wasnt the greatest of places , yes my family and I once lived there. I ll bet you wouldnt have lived here back then. It took the 20 plus years to change...Descisions made then have to be re thought and a new plan of attack has to come from that...

Heres one.... this is off the top of my head, since I was researching past practices of the PA, I found that they owned the lot where the BJs and Shoprite is. It was let go so cheap so the developers could invest and build. 20 plus years later , hind sight being 20/20 . Bad move. that could have made a great parking deck for the commuters . But back then , who knew.

Back then maybe the people in charge didnt have the ability to look that far in the future. That was just one decision from just one agency at one time made then that impacts now. It would be great to take that back but thats not happening. With the people in charge today , I see they have vision! Looking for ways to increase parking for all residents and visitors. Trying to , hate to say correct the descisions made back then because maybe the descisions made were the best they could do, so I will call it adjusting the descisions.

OH I understand about the certian cars get a ticket and some dont. Not to air others dirty laundry so I wont get into specifics but there was issues in another part of the city in regards to this. A friend called the JCPA CEO and explained her complaint The CEO sent someone in and summons were issued. We were both standing there. We were impressed. The ones who got tickets didnt complain about it, they sucked it up like men/women . People are being held accountable . Its better . Again it wont happen over night.

The people working to make this city better, I believe are trying . It takes time and im sorry to say change for some things , 7 years may be a stepping stone.

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You must have gotten an A in Biology in school the way you dissect each of my answers. I believe that you dont want the right answers, just answers that will create controversy. I do understand that , it comes from frustration. I was the same way until i realized that it will get me "ZERO".


I like to call it debating. You raise points and I either agree or disagree and debate on a point by point basis. Am I looking for a right answer? No. Am I looking for a wrong answer? No. I am just giving you my point of view from my experience and my facts. Am I right and you wrong or vice versa? No. Do I want to stir controversy? No. Am I frustrated? Yes, at the unresponsive and contemptuous JC government. Am I actually trying to get influence change in JC policy and government this through this medium know as JCList? You've got to be kidding me. Do I, like so many other people, old timers and newcomers, come here to complain and vent full knowing that I will get responses ranging from sympathetic to outright disingenuous and uncalled for? Yes.

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I will leave you with the answer to your last experiment...
There have been and always will be people who will beat the system. Thats human nature. Also im sure there are special circumstances.

In December I was up on Central ave , as like you doing the permit thing when a young man came in and was being helped right next to me. He was on the phone, I believe with one of his parental units , as he was speaking with the JCPA rep. This man lived in JC but the vehicle , which was an out of stater, was registered to his parents. Meaning that he did live in JC (not sure what zone) but the vehicle belonged to his parents who are from another state. The man must have called before he got there because he had alot of documentation proving he lived there. If memory serves , he had a PSEG bill and a copy of lease. Yes they did give him a resident permit. So an out of state plate did get a residential permit.


Interestingly, when my wife moved to JC, her vehicle was registered to her parents, and she provided the deed for her residence and various bills. The JCPA would only give her a temp permit with 30-days to register the vehicle with the current address and the vehicle registered in her name.

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Are consessions made for some circumstances, yes. Do I think the JCPA/PD are "Out to get the resident"? I did, then I reaserched some things and found that thier job is preserving parking for the resident while making this city commuter friendly. That comes at a cost. Always have and always will. 30 years ago when it started ,who knew!!!


When they ticket resident vehicles at 6:30 AM and don't ticket the vehicle with a police shield in the windshield, yes they are out to get the resident and exhibit favoritism towards a fellow law enforcement officer over residents. Enforcement has recently had nothing to do with preserving parking and is all about increasing the money in the city's coffers. The JCPA and PD hide this new ticketing campaign under the guise of public safety, but the JCPA admitted to taking a hit when alternate side was canceled for two months and neither the JCPA or PD had such aggressive enforcement done before for the same violations. Only time will be the judge when we see if this steeped up enforcement continues when their pockets are overflowing.

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You stated that you are here 7 years correct? You got here after the downtown section had gone through its change from a section full of broken down buildings, boarded up factories and empty lots to the "West Gold Coast" we have now . And you, as a tax payer and a resident want the whole thing fixed to your liking over night. Sorry pal not happening. It takes time . Yes I a lifer of JC , they will probably plant me in the cemetary on Garfield ave when my time comes. Im very proud to make that statement. I understand what it takes to make changes ,some do some dont .


I never asked for changes. I am just pointing out discrepancies in policy and enforcement and just would like some consistency across the board. Believe you me, I know more about trying to implement changes in government than I would care to know. Let's just call it an occupational hazard for me.

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Im sure all these complaints and rants ,when people talk in thier own circles, start with the topic of "Government Corruption" . Its easy to do . Am I happy with my taxes going up ? No But I remember, you dont, when taxes didnt go up at all for years!! The beautiful brownstones downtown were dirt cheap!! They were giving them away! Now that JC is "The place to live" , Its gonna cost you!!


I have no problem paying my fair share of taxes and I am happy for you when taxes didn't go up for years. I don't appreciate my taxes going up 333% in 7 years and getting lousy services in the form of policing, education, waste management, infrastructure, and non transparent corrupt government.

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Im going to get off my soap box now and leave you with this last statement. People who want to crank up the masses with assumptions just make things worse.

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I am not cranking up with the masses. As I have said these are my personal experiences. Maybe if so many people are "cranking up" with the same bad experiences it is actually JC that is making things worse for the residents. Are there people out there with a sense of entitlement? You bet. Are there people that like the status quo? You bet.

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You must have gotten an A in Biology in school the way you dissect each of my answers. I believe that you dont want the right answers, just answers that will create controversy. I do understand that , it comes from frustration. I was the same way until i realized that it will get me "ZERO".

I will leave you with the answer to your last experiment...
There have been and always will be people who will beat the system. Thats human nature. Also im sure there are special circumstances.

In December I was up on Central ave , as like you doing the permit thing when a young man came in and was being helped right next to me. He was on the phone, I believe with one of his parental units , as he was speaking with the JCPA rep. This man lived in JC but the vehicle , which was an out of stater, was registered to his parents. Meaning that he did live in JC (not sure what zone) but the vehicle belonged to his parents who are from another state. The man must have called before he got there because he had alot of documentation proving he lived there. If memory serves , he had a PSEG bill and a copy of lease. Yes they did give him a resident permit. So an out of state plate did get a residential permit.

Are consessions made for some circumstances, yes. Do I think the JCPA/PD are "Out to get the resident"? I did, then I reaserched some things and found that thier job is preserving parking for the resident while making this city commuter friendly. That comes at a cost. Always have and always will. 30 years ago when it started ,who knew!!!

You stated that you are here 7 years correct? You got here after the downtown section had gone through its change from a section full of broken down buildings, boarded up factories and empty lots to the "West Gold Coast" we have now . And you, as a tax payer and a resident want the whole thing fixed to your liking over night. Sorry pal not happening. It takes time . Yes I a lifer of JC , they will probably plant me in the cemetary on Garfield ave when my time comes. Im very proud to make that statement. I understand what it takes to make changes ,some do some dont .

Im sure all these complaints and rants ,when people talk in thier own circles, start with the topic of "Government Corruption" . Its easy to do . Am I happy with my taxes going up ? No But I remember, you dont, when taxes didnt go up at all for years!! The beautiful brownstones downtown were dirt cheap!! They were giving them away! Now that JC is "The place to live" , Its gonna cost you!!

Im going to get off my soap box now and leave you with this last statement. People who want to crank up the masses with assumptions just make things worse.

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The amount of out of staters would be alot less on the weekends You would be surprised how many people commute into the city from out of state to work. I can see your wheels turning from here. Your saying....Public Transportation to get to JC.... right.. I agree but what I see downtown and all over the city during the day is out of staters 10 to 1 weekdays to weekends

Theyr is a Non Resident permit for out of staters . They have to show proof of employment in JC , then they pay 300.00 per year.


Ok, somehow I don't think that the owners of the KY or NY vehicles with the permits for Zone 5 of all places work here. They are more than likely residents.

Also, just what states are these people traveling great lengths from to park illegally in NJ? NYC folks that work in JC won't want to hazard the traffic of Manhattan to get into JC. CT folks wouldn't either. Pennsylvania types typically take the Martz buses. And the cars I see with the NH and ME plates probably aren't commuters either.

What I find in the mornings and find more believable are other JC residents from other parts of JC and NJ state residents from outside of JC parking downtown and hopping on the PATH into NYC. I don't think that the great influx of vehicles with NJ tags in the morning in Zone 5 that disappear by the time I get home from work belong to residents and they certainly don't belong to employees at the waterfront.

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The amount of out of staters would be alot less on the weekends You would be surprised how many people commute into the city from out of state to work. I can see your wheels turning from here. Your saying....Public Transportation to get to JC.... right.. I agree but what I see downtown and all over the city during the day is out of staters 10 to 1 weekdays to weekends

Theyr is a Non Resident permit for out of staters . They have to show proof of employment in JC , then they pay 300.00 per year.

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8 out of state plates on a saturday isnt alot? 8 on a short walk to the store isnt alot??? Serious? what about the rest of the area? You want numbers , give me a bit of time. Are you in JC during the day weekdays? I ll bet you its 10 times that amount between Grand st and 9th from Marin Blvd to the water. If you ever want to take a ride around on a weekday just let me know... Id take a day off for that tour.


Like I said, I would actually expect an increase in weekends. And two of those eight cars with out of state plates have resident parking permits. How does a KY and a NY registered vehicle get a resident permit? And yes the license on the permit matched the license on the vehicle.

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Real quick,,, court date rescheduel , new court date , cant make it can it be next week..... on and on ... The 2 tickets are it just tickets with ticket dates and then the BOOT. Quicker easier and fair.

The ex CEO who was fired booted wrongly yes, thats why he s the EX CEO. The new CEO has to clean up the messes he left like giving money back for wrongly booted vehicles, 4 to 5 year old lawsuits equiptment bought and placed in the wrong places and things like that. I believe she is doing a good job considering it seems like putting out fires have been first and foremost, yes with much more to do.

8 out of state plates on a saturday isnt alot? 8 on a short walk to the store isnt alot??? Serious? what about the rest of the area? You want numbers , give me a bit of time. Are you in JC during the day weekdays? I ll bet you its 10 times that amount between Grand st and 9th from Marin Blvd to the water. If you ever want to take a ride around on a weekday just let me know... Id take a day off for that tour.

Im not trying to win anyone over I just state facts as I get them . This was stuck in my craw for years . Like I said I probably paid for some of thier equiptment with what they have hit me in the past that is why i WANT the RIGHT answers and I try to pass them along.

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Goodmorning... The first time booting is ONLY done in Reserve Permit spaces , Resident Only spaces I believe they are Zones by the Light rail and colleges.
Non issue.. Do you have any idea how much money is outstanding with the out of staters!! There is an outstanding debt of Scofflaw in JC of almost 10 million!!!!!! The only ones that can get picked out are the Jersey Residents . Out of staters get a pass. Thats fair ? They use this state to park without care and we pay. Sorry pal, that is a Big issue.

The change in the Ordinance is instead of (3) FTAs then the boot, it would be (2) outstanding tickets then boot . Thats outstanding from the court dates. A much faster process. The Out of staters are subject to those rules because the JCPA can keep track of the dates the tickets are issued and can tell by thier records without going through DMV. The (3) FTA process could take months , 3 months plus. The (2) outstanding tickets process is weeks. Again sorry, another Huge issue.

Also the Out of state vehicles with permits are purchased by the owner of the vehicle AFTER proving that the owner works in JC. The cost of that permit is $300.00.

Im sorry again my friend , take a good look during the day there are more out of state plates then you think.

I hope this explains what the issues are and why they need to be addressed/changed .


No, booting was done on a first violation basis for many years up until recently. My sister-in-law's ex-boyfriend was parked on Jersey Ave and was booted after his first offense. It was probably because he had NY plates and the JCPA thought it was an easy target. I'd have to do some searching around the threads but I know other people had been booted on their first violation. Wasn't the JCPA ordered to reimburse the boot fee for those that were improperly booted?

On my way back from doing laundry, I took a quick notice of how many out of state cars are packed in a five block area around my part of downtown. It is the weekend so I would expect a greater number of out-of-state vehicles here. I counted 8 cars with non-NJ plates and two of them, one with a KY plate and one with a NY plate, had resident parking permits that expire sometime in the next eight months. I would bet that these cars belong to residents and not non-JC residents that work here.

Again, I don't see this huge number of out-of-state vehicles parked in downtown. Maybe if the JCPA could provide numbers in the form of a study rather than conjecture of how many out-of-state vehicles are actually illegally parked, as as well as how many within state vehicles that are illegally parked, I would give this notion of millions of dollars lost some more credibilty.

I don't understand how a 3 FTA violations takes month and a 2 FTA process takes weeks.

So you still haven't won me over with this being a big issue rather than the JCPA going down rabbit holes.

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Goodmorning... The first time booting is ONLY done in Reserve Permit spaces , Resident Only spaces I believe they are Zones by the Light rail and colleges.
Non issue.. Do you have any idea how much money is outstanding with the out of staters!! There is an outstanding debt of Scofflaw in JC of almost 10 million!!!!!! The only ones that can get picked out are the Jersey Residents . Out of staters get a pass. Thats fair ? They use this state to park without care and we pay. Sorry pal, that is a Big issue.

The change in the Ordinance is instead of (3) FTAs then the boot, it would be (2) outstanding tickets then boot . Thats outstanding from the court dates. A much faster process. The Out of staters are subject to those rules because the JCPA can keep track of the dates the tickets are issued and can tell by thier records without going through DMV. The (3) FTA process could take months , 3 months plus. The (2) outstanding tickets process is weeks. Again sorry, another Huge issue.

Also the Out of state vehicles with permits are purchased by the owner of the vehicle AFTER proving that the owner works in JC. The cost of that permit is $300.00.

Im sorry again my friend , take a good look during the day there are more out of state plates then you think.

I hope this explains what the issues are and why they need to be addressed/changed .

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Jersey City has to give up some portion of the revenue from state and federal violations (too close to hydrant and also too close to stop sign or curb).


Pardon my ignorance, but exactly what parking violations violate federal law?



I really find it unnecessary to get into specifics - I was just stating what I had heard, I can't cite regulations from google searches nor do I care to debate this point. The point is that Jersey City does not collect all the money from parking violations.
But there are federal guidelines behind some practices, but whatever.

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Jersey City has to give up some portion of the revenue from state and federal violations (too close to hydrant and also too close to stop sign or curb).


Pardon my ignorance, but exactly what parking violations violate federal law?



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From CRS Report for Congress Federal Law on Parking Privileges for Persons with Disabilities

"State law generally governs parking privileges for people with disabilities. However, federal regulations offer a uniform system of parking privileges, which includes model definitions and rules regarding license plates and placards, parking and parking space design, and interstate reciprocity. The federal government encourages states to adopt this uniform system. As a result, most states have incorporated at least some aspects of the uniform regulations into their handicapped parking laws."

From briefly skimming the report and your link, I don't see a federal parking law. The federal government has a set of regulations and guidelines that states can adopt, but there is no federal law or any CFR that specifically indicates that someone can receive a ticket for improperly parking in a handicapped space. Those are laws developed by states and local municipalities.

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Jersey City has to give up some portion of the revenue from state and federal violations (too close to hydrant and also too close to stop sign or curb).


Pardon my ignorance, but exactly what parking violations violate federal law?

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Here is a kick for all who have there vehicles parked and registered in NJ.... Ready.........

When the vehicle has tickets that are not paid they are considered SCOFFLAW violators. Once the vehicle gets (3) FTA ( Failure to Appear in court notices) they can be booted and brought to court so payment on back due tickets can be made......... Im sure everyone here has seen alot of out of state plates on vehicles parked all over downtown. Since they are out of state the FTA rule doesnt apply because the other states dont have the same rules It never hits the DMV of other states...They can park here get tickets every day and dont have to worry about it!!. I was told that the Dir of the JCPA has been on top of this and she is fixing the ordinance then bringing it before the council for approval. FREE PARKING FOR THEM NOT US! I have been told this has been going on forever. Thank you JCPA for the attention to detail and stopping this.


Um, not really news. And until recently, the JCPA was booting first time offenders, with in-state and out-of-state plates. And maybe I'm the only one, but I really don't see an unusually high amount of vehicles with out-of-state plates parked downtown. Sounds to me like JCPA is trying to do something about a non-issue.

And just what changes would the JCPA request in the ordinance? Report them to out-of-state DMV's? They can report these scofflaws, but since the JCPA has no jurisdiction outside of JC, why would out-of-state DMV's even care? There is no financial benefit to out-of-state DMV's. Why would they suspend a driver's license or vehicle registration for out of state violations? Again, it's the JCPA trying to do something about a non-issue.

Interestingly, I have noted that what out-of-state vehicles I have seen, they have had valid JCPA parking permits. Don't you need to have a vehicle registered in NJ before the JCPA will even consider giving a non-temporary permit?

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You beat me to it! What you stated is correct. If the JCPA & PD issue summons to the title 39 violations like hydrants, intersection , crosswalks violations like that, the State gets the money not the city. The City gets the money for meters , zone permits , lots, booting. So those wont make the city money.
Here is a kick for all who have there vehicles parked and registered in NJ.... Ready.........

When the vehicle has tickets that are not paid they are considered SCOFFLAW violators. Once the vehicle gets (3) FTA ( Failure to Appear in court notices) they can be booted and brought to court so payment on back due tickets can be made......... Im sure everyone here has seen alot of out of state plates on vehicles parked all over downtown. Since they are out of state the FTA rule doesnt apply because the other states dont have the same rules It never hits the DMV of other states...They can park here get tickets every day and dont have to worry about it!!. I was told that the Dir of the JCPA has been on top of this and she is fixing the ordinance then bringing it before the council for approval. FREE PARKING FOR THEM NOT US! I have been told this has been going on forever. Thank you JCPA for the attention to detail and stopping this.

GETZ011..... Working on finding the codes....

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I've noticed both yesterday and today JCPA giving tickets to cars parked on Sussex between Greene and Hudson. I've also notice the city never bothered to put up signs (permit parking, street cleaning, etc..) on that block.

Just a heads up for those parked there!

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This is what I've heard:

Jersey City has to give up some portion of the revenue from state and federal violations (too close to hydrant and also too close to stop sign or curb). Sometimes that ticket isn't worth as much as you think FOR Jersey City, especially if people challenge ticket in court.

Violations in which a sign is actually installed by Jersey City most likely will go to city, not the state. So zone permit violations (especially reserved parking), street cleaning, meter and maybe a sign that has an arrow pointing "No Parking" away from curb or stop sign. These will generate more money.

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I know the Parking Director of a small to medium sized resort city. His department has an operating budget of about $350,000 yearly and they generate $20,000,000 in revenue by ticketing and towing. Every time you see an illegally parked car or a person running a Stop-sign or speeding you're seeing city revenue slip through our fingers.
Such a shame.


Don't worry, I'm close to filling half that quota this year with my car alone...sigh...

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JC_Downtownregular....
I understand what you are saying... OK time for more research....I will get back to you soon. I refuse to assume what they are or where to look. Please be patient.


Vigilante....
A budget of $350,000 generating 20,000,000.00 !!! With such a budget , I have to ask , how many employees?Benefits? Do they walk ? No Vehicles? If they have vehicles ,gas for said vehicles? No equiptment? Maintainance ?Insurance? Rent or mortgage for space they occupy? In 2011 all of the above cost so much that I would have to say the big boss should write a book!
By no means am I saying you are exagerating ,but either the fines in that town are more then the vehicles themselves that are being ticketed or the employees make $5,000.00 per year.

Getz011.....
Im sorry if I didnt understand right off the bat. I have been researching parking because I was a regular getting those great "Love Letters" from the Municipal court. Hell I should have had my own space by the courts! Most tickets are understandable . I will find the answer to where the codes are. I will be back with it soon.
I now follow the title 39 laws and try to use that common sense that I stated in my previous post. Im getting less love letters now.
I own a mid sized car. I refuse to ,even if I have to walk a few blocks, to block a hydrant or a handicapped space. I ll take my chances at the corners. If I park at the corner I try to stay ten feet from the outer white line of the crosswalk. It seems to be acceptable to the JCPA & PD. But like I said I have a mid sized car so its easier to see the signs, intersection as you approach looking over/ past my car. If its a big van , I could understand having to be further away from the crosswalk.

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