San Francisco Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement Begins This Week
By Aaron Sankin : huffingtonpost.com – excerpt
How is this coming Sunday in San Francisco different from all other previous Sundays in San Francisco?
January 6 will be the first Sunday in history during which all of the city’s parking meters will be fully operational from noon until 6 p.m., just like they are Monday through Saturday.
Certain parts of the city, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, already charge for parking seven days a week.
While the city’s largest business group, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, supports the move, many local businesses are concerned that activating meters on Sundays could hurt their bottom lines.
“This isn’t going to help small businesses at all,” Jesse Fink, president of the Clement Street Merchants Association and owner of the ice cream and novelty shop Toy Boat, told the San Francisco Examiner. “This is another reason why shoppers will go to big malls like Serramonte instead of business districts.”… (more)
SFMTA Starves Muni, Feeds Developers
Not only is SFMTA trying to rid the city of San Francisco’s liberal middle class car owners by making it too expensive and stressful to park a car in San Francisco, they are starving the Muni system they were meant to sustain and improve. If that is not bad enough, SF’s most glutenous department is installing recorders in the buses that can record conversations on the buses as part of a homeland security program to prevent and/or prosecute crime. BIG BROTHER on steroids. What freedom loving individual wants to own a smart phone, or take a spying bus? They already have cameras installed in Muni stations, (whatever that means) on the lookout for “pre-criminal” behavior. ACLU is involved in some investigations.