City's annual income from parking: $170,767,615
As a supplement to the previous post, according to the MTA's "Transportation Fact Sheet" of November, 2009, here's what the city makes from parking meters, parking lots/garages, and from permits:
Revenue from parking meters for FY 2008-2009: $32,468,579, up $2,402,874 from last year.
Revenue from the city's "off-street" parking lots and garages: $38,279,305, down $4,923,404 from last year.
Revenue from the city's residential permit parking program for FY 2007/2008: $7,099,513, which is up $1,350,876 from the previous year.
Revenue from parking tickets for FY2007/2008: $92,920,218, which is up $3,827,015 from FY 2006/2007.
Total city income from parking fees, parking meters, the residential permit program, and parking tickets: $170,767,615!
The city is doing pretty well at extracting money from all the folks who drive "death machines" in San Francisco.