Today’s Headlines

  • Merchants, Residents Split on Sunday Metering (SF Examiner)
  • History of Parking Meter Shows That Controversy is Nothing New (Atlantic Cities)
  • SFMTA Board to Consider Publicly Releasing Muni Performance Data (SF Examiner)
  • BeyondChron and SFBG Guest Columns Argue for Free Muni for Youth Ahead of SFMTA Vote
  • New CAHSR Plan Cuts Costs, but Funding Questions Remain (SF GateKTVUSF Examiner)
  • Sunnyvale Hit-and-Run Victim Succumbs to Injuries (Mercury News), Driver Turns Himself In (CBS 5)
  • Man Killed by Amtrak Train in East Bay (CBS 5)
  • San Jose Teen on Trial for Using Car as Weapon (Mercury News)
  • What Would You Ask a Muni Driver? (Muni Diaries)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn
  • http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/04/sunday-parking-meters-may-drive-away-sales
     
    Al Khalidi, owner of Eezy Freezy, a market on West Portal Avenue, called Sunday meter enforcement “the most pathetic decision ever made by The City.”

    But he concedes that many motorists park their cars all day in front of his business on Sundays. He thinks The City could enforce time limits on the streets by chalking tires instead of charging for meters. An hour of parking in the
    neighborhood costs $2.So he wants the turnover, but that should be paid for by the City sending meter maids out.The only way that gets paid for is with tickets, that will feel a lot more arbitrary than paying a meter.THAT’S pathetic.

  • Peter M

     Earlier at Fell and Masonic I saw three cars in a row go through the red left turn arrow, prompted by the honking of one of the cars in the back. The red light camera didn’t appear to go off for any of them.

  • Mario Tanev

    I want to clarify that that’s for the capital, not operational budget, which is completely separate. The only way the capital budget can affect the operational budget is due to wrong investments (or lack of investments), so you could argue that Central Subway investments shortchange maintenance. However, Central Subway doesn’t affect the current operating budget in any way.

  • mikesonn

    I am arguing that the CS investments shortchange current maintenance and then will also greatly impact future operational budgets.

  • Ditto. Don’t think they’re working.

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