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City of Omaha Parking

Postby Coyote » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:51 pm

City of Omaha looking to turn parking over to private company


Omaha World Herald wrote:The City of Omaha is looking to outsource the operation of city parking garages and also might hire a private contractor to handle on-street parking enforcement.
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Re: City of Omaha Parking

Postby Big E » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:24 pm




Omaha World Herald wrote:The City of Omaha is looking to outsource the operation of city parking garages


Good.

Omaha World Herald wrote:and also might hire a private contractor to handle on-street parking enforcement.


Bad.
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Postby jessep28 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:52 pm

Parking ticket fines would still go to the schools if parking enforcement went private.
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Postby Big E » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 pm

jessep28 wrote:Parking ticket fines would still go to the schools if parking enforcement went private.


Where the money goes is irrelevant to my down vote.  Private enforcement of the law (however minor) is not a good thing.
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Postby jessep28 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:17 pm

If they do contract parking enforcement out, the private entity should be called "Omaha Community Parking" and use the OCP logo from Robocop.

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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:12 am

jessep28 wrote:If they do contract parking enforcement out, the private entity should be called "Omaha Community Parking" and use the OCP logo from Robocop.

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Postby S33 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:31 pm

I can't make up my mind of private law enforcement.

On one hand, it's a heck of a lot cheaper, and places a far lesser burden on tax payers. On the other hand, there's the whole "accountability" thing (personal and monetarily)...

If a public employee |expletive| up, and it involves a private citizen, it is usually other private citizens who pay - via taxes, whereas, when a privately employed officer screws up, himself and his employer are on the hook.

Now, when it comes to personal accountability, private employees may not be as well trained, nor experience the recourse a public employee would.
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