Exposing a racket
A letter to the editor in today's Chronicle:
Regarding outrageous towing fees, it is a massive racket, and pure corruption. The SFMTA is using the money bilked from car and truck drivers to finance their aggressive anti-driving pro-transit/pro-bicycle social engineering programs. These include projects that eliminate street parking and driving lanes throughout the city, and boondoggles such as the Central Subway, and free Muni — which, in addition to being ridiculous, selective and unfair, would not be free without the money coming from somewhere. Now we know where.
It is high time this racket got exposed.