Coming soon: More parking meters in the neighborhoods
The folks at ENUF send this press release. The "policy rationale" for parking meters in the neighborhoods? It's all about the money, not about "managing" parking to benefit the neighborhoods. The MTA needs more money to support its bureaucracy of more than 5,000 city employees:
Hearing on SFMTA’s Proposed Parking Meter Expansion Plans
WHERE: City Hall, Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 250
WHEN: May 2, 2013 at 3:00PM
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has proposed parking management plans in the Southeastern part of San Francisco that have the potential of expanding parking meters into our residential neighborhoods. We want to ensure that any proposed plan has the proper amount of community input and is able to adapt to our distinct and diverse neighborhoods.
To gain more insight into these plans, District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell called for a public hearing on May 2, at 3:00PM, at the Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 250, in City Hall.
At the hearing, Supervisor Farrell will ask the SFMTA to provide information on its policy rationale for the expansion, the revenues SFMTA anticipates from the expansion, and an update on future SFMTA plans and projects that include parking meter expansions into our neighborhoods. Merchant and community leaders will also present on their unique concerns and needs, and how they hope the parking meter expansion process will go.
Everyone's voice and attendance at this hearing is crucial to let the SFMTA know that they must consult with the community first before moving forward with any parking meter expansions into our neighborhoods. We look forward to seeing you there!