Mostly on taxi cabs:
Poor Ed Lee!
I’ll tell you, Supervisor Scott Wiener, for one, lives in fear of running afoul of these people, the very same people who vandalize the “no dogs allowed” signs our Feds put up on certain parts of our Federal lands:
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Our Feds wonder why Bay Aryans can’t abide the rules the rest of America accepts with no trouble at all…
So look out, little Western Snow Plover. The dog pacs of the world say that you’re nothing special and that, in fact, you don’t even exist – they say there’s no such thing as a Western plover anything. OK fine.
As seen at Ocean Beach near Taraval, 1200mm focal length:
Good luck, little plover.
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Oh Nativists, will you ever win?
Leave us review California Vehicle Code Section 40202(a):
“The notice of parking violation shall also set forth … the last four digits of the vehicle identification number, if that number is readable through the windshield...”
Except some DPT meter maids are in the habit of not writing down the last four digits of the VIN. Check it:
“Some SFMTA parking citation officers thought they found a loophole by simply entering “cannot read,” “covered,” or “unable to locate” in the VIN field space of a citation.
03/07/12: Officer NW (Badge #206) wrote 66 citations of which he said he “cannot read” the VIN plate information on all 66 of them!
02/01/12: Officer TA (Badge #12) wrote 27 citations of which he said he “cannot read” the VIN plate information on all 27 of them.”
So am I saying I believe the factual statements of some random Change.org petition over anything spun out by the SFMTA?
Yes, yes I am.
Now is this VIN requirement kind of a technicality, and is it kind of a pain to be looking for VINs when the PCOs need to make their quotas in order to pay for Ed Reiskin’s generous benefits package? Yes and yes.
But that’s the law. Perhaps the SFMTA should try to change the law if it’s so hard to obey.
Let’s hope that the SFMTA keeps a closer eye on its PCOs in the future…
Now let’s travel back to the past:
As previously noted, harsh.
“California Penal Code 241 — Assault, punishment. (“(b) When an assault is committed against the person of a parking control officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties, and the person committing the offense knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a parking control officer, the assault is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment.”
So much for “Good People, Tough Jobs.”
All the deets:
“Join the SF Parking Alliance - A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO REDUCE PARKING CITATIONS
HOW IT WORKS
1) Somebody sees a car that is about to get a parking ticket
2) They see that the car is registered with SF Parking Alliance
3) They text SF Parking Alliance (415-968-5137) your call sign
4) We forward the text to you and hopefully you move your car!
5) You respond to the text with a thank you and we anonymously forward it
So in this case, the car owner’s handle is GOGIANTS. If you see his/her ride about to get ticketed/towed, you’re supposed to send out a text
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I don’t know how often this system has worked to take food out of the mouths of Harvard Boy Ed Reiskin’s kids. Perhaps never.
But it’s the thought that counts, right?