Board of Supervisors considers environmental appeal of paid Sunday meters

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The Board of Supervisors is now hearing an environmental appeal of the SFMTA's proposed budget, specifically over the decision to make Sunday parking meters free once againThe move by the SFMTA to repeal paid parking meters deprived the agency of $11 million annually. Shortly after the decision was made, Livable City, San Francisco Transit Riders Unions, and a concerned citizen, Mario Tanev, filed for an environmental appeal of the decision

They contend the paid meters not only reduced congestion, but reduced the amount of time drivers circled for parking and helped businesses. All of this was found in the SFMTA's own December 2013 study. The decision to appeal the meter decision with environmental review goes before the board of supervisors today.

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Comments

new meters so why would we need one when we remove them?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 17, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

are just a way to get over.

These people don't care about the environment, they care about getting millions of dollars from their fellow citizens to waste.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 18, 2014 @ 8:34 am

When do we meet for lunch and discuss this over sushi?

Posted by Guest on Jun. 17, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

When nothing else works pull the new card the "environmental one".

Posted by Claptrap on Jun. 18, 2014 @ 11:34 am

This is not unlike the situation at Sharp Park. Campos and Avalos wanted the city to refuse to comply with an order from the US Department of Fish and Wildlife to increase and improve the habitat for endangered species that have migrated to the Golf Course until a CEQA review was conducted. A CEQA review would have done nothing for the environment, would have been a detriment to the species living there - but it would force the closure of the park, which was their true agenda.
Bottom line - Campos, Avalos, et al, are less concerned with the environment than they are with their other political agendas. They hide behind CEQA, that's all.

Posted by Richmondman on Jun. 18, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

Free Sunday parking was indeed a perk to the citizens of SF, as well as a boon to visitors. Flaunting the 11 Million loss is disingenuous as it wasn't a meter loss but a ticket penalty loss, again punishing the people for "flagrantly" ignoring a quiet law change. That was mean spirited.

Posted by SFreptile on Jun. 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

My comment has changed because of your rude filtering system that deleted my earlier comment on specious grounds, and apparently after jumping through your hoops, was not recoverable. Is what the heck still allowed?

Posted by SFreptile on Jun. 19, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

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