A Setback for SFPark Parking Meter Expansion: SFMTA Relents – No New Meters in Mission Bay for Now

Jesse Mullan of the Dogpatch Howler has the deets of the remission of SFMTA’s parking-meters-solve-everything expansion. It appears Operation Barbarossa is bogging down this winter due to heavy assault from the Proles.

Per the crappy SFMTA’s Jay Primus:

“I am writing with a brief update on the parking management proposals for the Mission Bay, 12th & Folsom, and 17th & Folsom areas.

The SFMTA Board will no longer be taking action on the SFpark expansion areas at the February 7th Board meeting. Rather, we will conduct further outreach ahead of Board action.

The northernmost section of the Mission Bay Parking Management Proposal was already designated as an SFpark area and will be the only part of the proposal going forward.

For the SFpark expansion areas, including the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill neighborhoods and the 12th and Folsom and 17th and Folsom proposals, the SFMTA will conduct additional outreach and engage in further discussion with various stakeholders before any further action is considered.”

So, that’s their way of saying no parking meters for now.

Doesn’t the SFMTA know by now that it sucks? It’s hard to tell. Sometimes it seems that the SFMTA thinks it’s not dysfunctional. Isn’t that funny?

Speaking of funny, let’s let Jess Mullan spank the SFMTA over all the bullcrap it spews about SFPark.

O.K. then.

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3 Responses to “A Setback for SFPark Parking Meter Expansion: SFMTA Relents – No New Meters in Mission Bay for Now”

  1. Sebra Leaves says:

    The attitude that we should not expect to park for free on the city streets that we paid for with our taxes is pretty outrageous. The streets and the sidewalks are public property not a new source of government revenue.

  2. Alai says:

    The attitude that I should not expect to store my container full of knick-knacks on the city streets that we paid for with our taxes is pretty outrageous. The streets and the sidewalks are public property not a new source of government revenue. Also, my garage is full.

  3. soma soma says:

    The new metering system will bilk motorists, expand city government, and treat the streets and the sidewalks as a *new* source of government revenue. This de facto tax threatens to price residents out of their neighborhoods and decimate small businesses. More than 1 in 3 of San Francisco’s nearly 27,000 city workers earned $100,000 or more last year. The revenue from these new meters will only benefit the pockets, and pension plans of city employees who are already receiving generous city benefits.

    The variable rate meters are a huge inconvenience to residents, and has made San Francisco a less desirable place to rent, own real estate, or operate a business. Smaller businesses, the bulk of who employ middle-class residents, will bear the brunt of the pain, along with local residents who can no longer afford to park in their own neighborhoods. The “variable pricing” can go up to $6.00/hr. or $18.00/hr. for “special events.” Charging residents $10-$50 per day to park in front of their homes is unsustainable.

    It is class warfare that favors the wealthiest residents of the city and penalizes poorer, working class citizens who have less money and education. Residents and business owners should not have to own a smart phone, or be digitally literate to park their cars, or do business in San Francisco.

    San Francisco shares the top spot for the steepest parking meter fines in the U.S. and has the third highest hourly parking rates for metered spaces. Our city businesses and residents don’t deserve this job-killing excuse to make our lives all the more stressful.