Sunday parking is free again in most areas of San Francisco starting today, according to the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency.
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.
Drivers who fail to heed the meters in San Francisco will now be hit with the priciest parking tickets in the country.
The SFMTA is raising Muni Adult fast passes by $2 and most parking fines by $3. An expired meter in Downtown will cost $75, while in other place in the city will run $65. The cost of removing a boot will be $312 and parking in a disabled zone will cost a violator $900.
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.
San Francisco merchants are concerned the enforcement of parking meters on Sundays will deter customers from frequenting their businesses.
An audit shows Oakland is keeping cash from overpaid parking tickets despite a state law requiring refunds.
Getting a parking ticket is a pain, but what if persistence helped you get out of it? Turns out, in some communities in the Bay Area, appealing a citation repeatedly makes all the difference.
San Francisco’s Transportation Director acknowledged 27 additional parking control officers will be writing more tickets in the upcoming year to help balance SFMTA’s budget shortfall.