A Correspondent agrees…


A Correspondent agrees…

Got the following from BUGs in LA:

As far as technical stuff in the magazine…don’t forget the operators aren’t the only readers of Parking Today.  I encourage all of my property owners and landlords to subscribe so they can learn about my business and their asset. 

As you well know, landlords sometimes don’t see the value of investing in technology, safety or maintenance for their lots and garages.  It drives me nuts. I have used Parking Today make landlords see the light on more than on occasion.  I only wish I can use the magazine to smack them upside the head a time or two.

A short list of landlord low points of my long career…

A property manager of a 700 car garage told me to unplug beeping CO monitors, rather than have them serviced. 

A government agency who owns a 1,000 space open lot that does over $3.5 million a year in revenue won’t let me buy a revenue control system with an historic data base feature (unnecessary and too expensive they said), so we wind up with nothing more than a European made cigar box operation.

And the medical office building owner who demanded that we integrate his old and simple office building card access system with the 300 car garage access system, thereby giving everybody who has access to the building, access to the garage, too.  He wanted to save the $15,000 cost of upgrading the garage’s card system.


So keep enough techo-talk in the magazine so subjects are relevant to the owners, please.  And don’t believe that an article you are contemplating is too simple or basic for parking operators.  They never are.  Important information can’t be repeated enough.  New folks coming into the industry need to know about auditing, maintenance, equipment function and yes, even about how long it takes concrete to dry.

Thanks, Bugs…


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