After calling a proposal to extend two city parking garage leases “strange,” the Board of Supervisors budget committee on Wednesday postponed a vote and demanded more answers from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The City Controller’s Office had advised in an audit that the transit agency stop having nonprofits manage its parking garages, yet it still proposed 10-year leases to continue using the model for the Japan Center and the Sutter Stockton garages. Read More
A small-business owner has filed a lawsuit against Muni chief Nathaniel Ford and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, claiming that backroom lobbying led to the loss of a major parking-garage contract. Read More
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors postponed for two weeks a second and final vote on legislation, which was introduced by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, that would crackdown on the construction of parking garages in residential buildings in three San Francisco neighborhoods: North Beach, Telegraph Hill and Chinatown. Read More
San Francisco’s long-established style of collecting its legitimately owed commercial taxes, fees, fines and penalties somewhat resembles a leaky sieve.
The Examiner too often must report the latest embarrassing examples of how easy The City makes it for scofflaws to evade their local fiscal obligations. Read More