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San Francisco Drivers Should Expect More Parking Tickets

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / AP) — Struggling to fill a $21 million budget shortfall, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials are putting driver’s on notice: Expect more parking tickets.

The agency said it had budgeted $99 million in parking ticket revenue this fiscal year, but that its parking police had not written enough citations.

Muni spokesman Paul Rose said that the agency would be redeploying its ticket issuers “to bring in the most revenue for the agency and the city.”

The agency reported it was up $9.6 million in anticipated expenses, and is down $11.6 million.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

A formal presentation of the new budget plan was presented to Muni’s governing board on Tuesday.

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