Drivers who use credit or debit cards to pay for parking at meters in San Francisco are being charged extra for that convenience, as a new transaction fee went into effect.
Drivers in San Francisco will soon receive more options to pay for parking at nearly 25,000 of the city’s parking meters.
While popular with weekend drivers in the city, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s request to eliminate Sunday parking meters has not found much support among city transit officials.
The price of parking at metered spaces could soon be doubling in downtown San Jose with the proceeds going towards payment of new high-tech smart meters.
The city started charging for Sunday street parking last January and far exceeded the projected amount of money it was expecting to bring in.
A $54 million contract to replace San Francisco’s aging parking meters has run into trouble at the Board of Supervisors. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants to include 10,000 additional meters than the 29,000 needed to change out the existing ones.
Although Oakland city workers went on strike Monday, some residents and visitors still received parking citations from the city that day, prompting officials to announce Tuesday that those citations will be dismissed.
City employees in Oakland staged a one-day strike Monday, prompting the shutdown of most non-essential city services. But a parking enforcement officer crossed the picket line and issued tickets.
Under state law, motorists’ are not supposed to get a ticket for parking at a broken meter. But motorcyclists who have parked at a malfunctioning San Francisco meter said they are being ticketed repeatedly.
Parking near San Francisco’s AT&T Park is getting pricier in the evenings and during events at the ballpark starting next month, transit officials announced Tuesday.