@Caaa: The city could eliminate these fees in a second, simply by issuing medallions to all drivers, so they don't have to pay to rent them.
@Realist: More people taking the law into their own hands, huh?
What do you expect will happen to drivers who kill old people in crosswalks? The SFPD doesn't seem to be particularly interested in citing them, either.
@Thetaxmancometh: Since '00, gas taxes have dropped from about 30% to about 10% nationally.
@Pacificsun: How is that not competition? You seem to be laboring under the illusion that the independent grocers are all expensive boutiques-- they're not. They are almost always cheaper than the "brand name" national chains around here.
@Pacificsun: There is an extremely high level of competition in San Francisco. There are dozens if not hundreds of independent grocers, and most have prices which are typically well under Safeway's. If you only deign to shop at national brand stores, that's your own problem.
@TinyTim: They can use the planned bus rapid transit lanes.
Maybe it's better and maybe it's not, but this: "which stipulates that The City is due a payment if the company turns a profit" sounds pretty dubious. It's very easy to game: simply run up a bunch of "expenses" for cleaning and maintenance and everything else, paid to other companies you control, so that the primary company always runs at a loss-- on paper, anyway. Hollywood studios are notorious for doing this in order to avoid paying profit shares. If the city's not careful it may find itself with a terribly maintained and surprisingly expensive housing project that still never makes a profit.
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