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PSA: Downtown Parking Meters Enforced Until 10PM

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  • #385827

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    They ran cost-benefit analysis and paraded them in front of us when it suited them. I have no doubt the number crunching came up favorable for them or it wouldn’t have been the decision they ultimately made.

    Also, important to remember, the revenue from violations CANNOT be put in the hotel guarantee kitty. So see how counter-productive the aggressive ticketing is? You piss people off by fining aggressively, they don’t want to use your meters anymore, you lose the revenue you need to hit this # which was the whole reason this meter fiasco started to begin with!

    #385828
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    joev wrote >>
    Does anyone know if they meters are all marked correctly now, or is everyone just supposed to know this?

    The announcements from the Public Service Department said they’d be updating stickers and signage, which I assume is why this whole thing is taking so long to roll out.

    That being said, those stickers seem to have a lifespan of 3-to-6 weeks.

    gramarye wrote >>
    Honestly, the hours and rates don’t bother me. It’s the predatory attitude I’ve read about with respect to enforcement–the stories of people coming back and watching the meter guy hovering around their car, waiting for the meter to expire.

    +1

    Again, the announcement from the PSD mentioned that the Meter Enforcement Officials would be going through some customer service training. Not sure what that entails, what the timeline for that is, or whether or not it will make any difference.

    #385829

    JonMyers
    Participant

    somertimeoh, yeah they’re ability to crunch numbers is why I question it. :)

    #385830

    somertimeoh
    Participant

    cc wrote >>
    @somertimeoh
    Ummm, yes I did…did you read mine?
    Your $25 is subsidizing the lower rates included the ones in Short North and Gay St.
    Your fine is not a case of aggressive ticketing but merely part of the implementation of the new rates.

    That’s not how this works or why the rates changed, but thanks for attempting to show a silver lining (?)

    #385831

    honavery
    Member

    Does every meter in the city now run till 10pm? If that is the case, could they maybe put in larger/permanent signs or something? I don’t know.

    Like Walker said, the stickers wear out quickly.

    #385832

    JonMyers
    Participant

    Walker, I don’t think customer service training would help. I do think having some measurables associated with service, and tying those measurables to compensation or job retention would turn things around.

    They have every incentive to be rude and nasty because it has no bearing on how they’re compensated.

    #385833

    jackoh
    Participant

    JonMyers wrote >>
    Walker, I don’t think customer service training would help. I do think having some measurables associated with service, and tying those measurables to compensation or job retention would turn things around.
    They have every incentive to be rude and nasty because it has no bearing on how they’re compensated.

    Be careful. Those “measurables” could be the amount of tickets written, which means amount of contribution to the revenue stream. Yikes!

    #385834

    JonMyers
    Participant

    jackoh wrote >>

    JonMyers wrote >>
    Walker, I don’t think customer service training would help. I do think having some measurables associated with service, and tying those measurables to compensation or job retention would turn things around.
    They have every incentive to be rude and nasty because it has no bearing on how they’re compensated.

    Be careful. Those “measurables” could be the amount of tickets written, which means amount of contribution to the revenue stream. Yikes!

    True! Although, I assume that’s the only measurable we currently have based on the service.

    #385835

    JonMyers
    Participant

    jackoh wrote >>

    JonMyers wrote >>
    Walker, I don’t think customer service training would help. I do think having some measurables associated with service, and tying those measurables to compensation or job retention would turn things around.
    They have every incentive to be rude and nasty because it has no bearing on how they’re compensated.

    Be careful. Those “measurables” could be the amount of tickets written, which means amount of contribution to the revenue stream. Yikes!

    True! Although, I assume that’s the only measurable we currently have based on the service.

    #385836

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Considering they have added more meters and expanded the hours you need to pay, I suppose it is no surprise revenue is up so much.

    Meter Upgrade Proves Profitable

    Meter feeders spent $4.4 million in Columbus last year, a 13.2 percent increase over the $3.9 million spent in 2011, when the city started installing credit-card-capable meters.

    #385837
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Doesn’t hurt that there’s more and more and more reasons to come Downtown as well.

    Good news for city coffers! ;)

    #385838

    tobyb
    Member

    Is there a map somewhere showing downtown parking meters and their hours? I don’t mind walking from the ones that shut off early and it would be nice if there was some resource that showed all of the info.

    thanks

    #385839
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    Starship Enterprise parallel parking fail.

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