The City is moving ahead with a plan to install more high-tech parking meters across San Francisco, an idea aimed to increase revenue while cutting the number of parking tickets issued to drivers.
The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday signed off on a plan to expand the current SF Park Meter program to replace 16,200 meters with the help of a $22 million loan from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area’s lead planning and transportation funding body.
The new meters will cost more money for parking in some areas and accept more forms of payment, making it easier for drivers.
“It will make us a national leader in parking technology,” said Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.
The plan will be considered by the full board on Tuesday.