SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Having your car towed in San Francisco is a pricey proposition. Supervisor David Chiu has asked the San Francisco Police Department, the Department of Public Works and transportation officials to help find ways to prevent drivers from being towed.
Chiu’s legislation, introduced at the Board of Supervisors this week, follows up with a similar effort he made last year. The supervisor asked city officials and police to provide data necessary to develop an app that would alert motorists with smartphones that they are parked in a tow-away zone.
“In 2011, I heard from dozens of constituents who were upset to wake up on a Sunday morning that coincided with Sunday Streets to find that their cars had been towed when they didn’t see the notice posted a few days before,” said Chiu.