Town Square

Post a New Topic

Holiday parking hours take effect

Original post made on Dec 5, 2012

Menlo Park has never been the sort of town where you can shop until you drop -- for one thing, the fear of parking tickets keeps people from staying overlong. But that changes during the holiday season.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 8:58 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Saw a Parking Nazi the other day giving a ticket on Santa Cruz Ave. He *smiled* as soon as he saw the car had violated the allotted time & his smile remained as he happily wrote the ticket. Clearly, he's well-suited for his important role.


Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

As I posted years ago I believe that the MP Parking Enforcement Officers should be transferred to the staff person responsible for business development. This would certainly change their attitudes and priorities.


Posted by Roy Thiele-Sardina, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Not sure what the number was last year (someone needs to do a FOIA request). But they issued ~23,000 parking tickets one year in a town with a population of 32,000. MPK truly doesn't get it, sales prevention at it's best.

Peter I agree with you, have the BD person responsible for it. love to see him answer a business's request for comment.

Roy Thiele-Sardina


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

David's Tea: now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 2,726 views

On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,528 views

Universal Language
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 1,520 views

Anglo Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 524 views

Council election, and then some.
By Stuart Soffer | 1 comment | 293 views