Electric Vehicle parking is NOT FREE in San Jose
- [This message is being broadcast to several Electric Vehicle
(EV) discussion groups, and to others as an fyi]
I am sending this ADVISORY to ALERT all EV drivers that
parking in San Jose is NOT FREE as stated. An EV driver
that attends the SJEAA meetings, has been going through hell,
trying to be a good citizen and resolve a parking ticket
given on his Ford Ranger EV. Every EV driver should save
themselves from grief and assume their EV is considered the
same as a gas car (ICE) and could get a ticket.
San Jose City Government had announced that free parking was
available to EVs:
Subject: COUNCIL REFERRAL #9-05-00-9d INCENTIVES FOR
ELECTRIC AND OTHER NON-POLLUTING VEHICLES RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the City Council take the following
actions to support and encourage the use of electric and
Subject: COUNCIL REFERRAL NO. 9-05-00: INCENTIVES FOR
ELECTRIC AND OTHER CLEAN AIR VEHICLES RECOMMENDATION It
is recommended that the City Council take the following
actions to support and encourage the use of
Free parking in San Jose - 2001-04-18 - Silicon Valley/San
Jose ... be driving a pollution-free car, such as an
electric vehicle. ...
Despite the good PR the San Jose City Government received
for this announcement, the rest of the parking control and
court system is not on on-board. This has reversed all PR to
EV drivers do not 'need' free parking (no one is demanding
it). But as citizens, we only ask that what is 'said' by
a City government is held true.
The EV driver that attends the SJEAA meetings received a
parking ticket on his Ford ranger EV. He has been trying to
work with the system as a good citizen, but the more he does,
the more the San Jose City grinds him into meat paste.
The current status was described last Saturday ...
The $30 ticket has been paid, he is trying to appeal it. The
court system spent a whole hour to discuss a $30 ticket,
even though the court has acknowledged the vehicle is
This person is trying to handle this item on their own
(hence why I have not mentioned any names), but if there
is no resolve, they may turn to what media support they can
***So, do not think you have free parking in San Jose,
unless you want to go around and around with the various
San Jose City departments, finger pointing rather than
dismissing an incorrectly given ticket.
. EV List Editor & RE newswires
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