As the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency faces catastrophic revenue losses and crippling budget shortfalls over the next two fiscal years, officials have said they will consider every measure possible to avoid even deeper service cuts and staff layoffs.

“The pandemic and budget crisis is the moment to rethink everything,” Matt Brezina of local street safety advocacy group People Protected said of the opportunity to recast the agency’s priorities in the context of economic calamity.

Is it time to end free parking in San Francisco?

A parking meter is inclosed inside a closed-off Shared Spaces area outside the Devil’s Acre bar in North Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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