As schools across the state struggle with finances, you would think that cities would avidly support their attempts to raise funds — particularly at any events put on by parents. At times, though, city bureaucracy can get in the way.
In San Francisco, some astute parents found a way to make money for their schools by using school parking lots. Read More
Schools across San Francisco are strapped for cash, so for those around Golden Gate Park, this month’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was a big opportunity. Over the festival weekend, Parent Teacher Associations manned the schools’ parking lots, charging concertgoers up to $25 to park.But some PTA volunteers were surprised when inspectors from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office showed up during the weekend and demanded that they collect a 25 percent tax on parking. Read More