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Living in Google’s parking lot

Living in Google’s parking lot

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Employee benefits at Google are so plush that a handful of staff have admitted to living at the company’s campus parking lot in Mountain View, CA. One employee even published a kind of “how-to” guide on the Quora thread that revealed the practice. “Kitchen is irrelevant,” wrote AJWR, a self-described “Full-Stack Developer, Family Man – […]

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Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

Project 9×18 seeks to reform NYC surface parking

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York City’s zoning laws make a certain minimum number of parking spaces compulsory, and these laws are not only outdated, but also a deterrent to affordable housing. Already-expensive real estate only gets pricier when the cost of a parking lot gets passed on to residents, which in turn raises housing costs, putting them further […]

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Loophole in city’s parking laws create “unenforceable” regulations

Loophole in city’s parking laws create “unenforceable” regulations

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

You don’t know whose it is, but the broken down trailer with the peeling paint that’s been parked in front of your house for almost two months? Yeah, it’s not going anywhere. Those are the circumstances that residents of Shenandoah, TX, face due to a loophole in the city’s parking laws. According to current ordinance, […]

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Houston plans airport garage three times larger than the terminal

Houston plans airport garage three times larger than the terminal

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last year, 11 million people passed through Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport, a record number of travelers that means more flights — but also fewer parking spots for employees, passengers, and the people who ferry them to and from departure and arrival gates. “It’s always hard looking for a parking spot,” says Myesha Harry, who […]

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Los Angeles judge questions city’s parking ticket procedures

Los Angeles judge questions city’s parking ticket procedures

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A judge has issued a tentative decision in a procedural challenge to how the city of Los Angeles handles its parking tickets. At the moment, public employees issue the citations, but Xerox (which has a contract with the city) processes them. A subcontractor to Xerox then reviews challenges to the tickets. Plaintiff Cody Weiss inadvertently called the […]

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Tech billionaire and Republican Party push pro-car initiative in SF

Tech billionaire and Republican Party push pro-car initiative in SF

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A rallying cry has gone out for drivers of privately owned cars in San Francisco: Support the Restore Transportation Balance initiative and stop paying for parking on holidays, Sundays, and after standard business hours. Proponents can also look forward to: Being able to decide whether new parking meters or dynamic pricing can be introduced in […]

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A choice between parking and affordable housing

A choice between parking and affordable housing

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fighting looked over, but New York councilwoman Margaret Chin may have restarted a decades-long debate. She’s calling for the conversion of a parking garage to affordable housing after the site was removed from the Essex Crossing mixed use development. More widely known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), Essex Crossing has been […]

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Many employers misunderstand accessible parking

Many employers misunderstand accessible parking

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Employers are bound by law to provide accessible parking to eligible employees. But that’s not always enough. When employers fail to treat each accessible parking issue individually, they may be in violation even when they think they are operating well within the law. A former Kaiser employee sued her company for $143,000 after she was […]

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NY legislators support new disability icon

NY legislators support new disability icon

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lawmakers in New York are following the lead of the state’s largest city and backing a change to the familiar icon representing the disabled. Instead of a stick figure sitting upright in a wheelchair, which advocates argue portray the disabled as passive, the revamped image shows the figure leaning forward with arms raised as if […]

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Why fighting a parking ticket in L.A. may be a losing battle

Why fighting a parking ticket in L.A. may be a losing battle

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think meter maids in Los Angeles got it wrong when they issued you a ticket? Fight the citation and you may be looking at higher fines, taking time off work to engage in hours of futile argument, and threats that your tax refund will be withheld and your car registration denied when you try to renew […]

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