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by Bryan Goebel
I tried to post a comment on Ken Garcia’s article to take issue with his statement the Residential Parking Permit program was designed “solely to raise money” because it’s absolutely false. As Streetsblog has covered in some depth before (and Garcia would have learned with a simple google search) the vehicle code limits what the SFMTA (or any city in California) can charge to no more than the cost to administrate the program.
While there are a lot of things wrong with the SFMTA, this isn’t something that can be fixed at the city level and their attempts to raise revenue by expanding enforcement to later hours and sundays were thwarted by the mayor.
“You don't need any quotas. Just tell your officers to go out and cite the most egregious and dangerous violations on the streets. And use statistics, not your car-centric bias, to determine what those are.”
In response to "New SFPD Traffic Chief Ann Mannix Hesitant to "Focus on the Five""