Burlingame Residents living adjacent to commercial areas have found themselves with either a shortage of on-street parking or getting ticketed for restrictions meant to discourage all-day parking by commuters or employees of nearby businesses. Read More
The world-class golf tournament begins today at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. The event also means the 20,000 to 30,000 daily attendees will need to find transportation to and from the course.
Road closures (Today through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Read More
Potential revenue is being lost by San Mateo County due to broken parking meters at the county center.
The county has 114 meters in its parking garage and 11 on the street in between the county center. Jim Porter, director of public works, acknowledged that 18 of the meters are currently broken.
“The problem is, these meters are 15 years old and no longer being made, so you can’t find the parts to fix them,” he said. Read More
A parking policy study suggesting that The City should install more on-street meters and that neighborhood communities should have a greater say in where revenue goes was approved on Tuesday, but the OK doesn’t mean the recommendations will be put in place. Read More
City-owned parking garages have long been worth their weight in gold, but even these traditional moneymakers have begun to feel the effects of age, understaffing and the downturn in driving caused by sky-high gas prices.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board will hear a plan to revitalize The City’s 40 parking lots and garages, which generate more than $80 million in gross revenue annually. Read More
Belmont police are claiming victory in an ongoing “chalk war” they say has been brewing between law enforcement and drivers.
Police said they have been catching numerous city drivers wiping off chalk marks that parking enforcement officers smear on car tires to determine parking violators. If a chalk mark is still on the car two hours later in a two-hour parking zone, officers ticket the vehicle. Read More
One out of five disability placard users is likely taking advantage of the parking privilege illegally, despite a call by elected politicians two years ago to fix the “rampant” abuse, according to city officials. Read More
The move this week to put a charter amendment on the November ballot to create a new Historic Preservation Commission in San Francisco overseeing historic buildings and landmarks seems like a great idea except for one reason: We don't need one. Read More
Nancy Amaya has written countless tickets for San Francisco’s parking scofflaws and says she could never shake the dread that washed over her when confronted by an angry motorist.
“It always makes the hair on your neck stand up,” she said. “It’s constant abuse and berating. Read More