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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

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