SF driver has proof of unfair parking ticket

By: Will Reisman : sfexaminer – excerpt

Seemingly every motorist in San Francisco has a tale of being unfairly ticketed by an overzealous parking control officer.
Fewer drivers though have as much exonerating evidence available as Beth Chen, a Forest Hill resident who was recently hit with a $62 ticket that accuses her of overstaying a two-hour time limit near the Stonestown YMCA…
(SFMTA’s spokesman) Rose added that “any motorist who wants to contest a ticket should mail in their protest to the agency center on 11 S. Van Ness Ave., or they can drop off the written appeal in person. Any documents, such as receipts, will be taken into consideration by the agency”, he said… (more)

I think there are hundreds, if not thousands of people who feel they have a grievance with the SFMTA when it comes to ticket complaints. Many with similar proof have spent weeks and months contesting their tickets. They should chime in on this subject in the comments section of the sfexaminer : http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/05/sf-driver-has-proof-unfair-parking-ticket

Muni Fares For Passholders To Rise In June

By Sasha Lekach : sfappeal – excerpt

Starting June 17, the price of an adult fast pass and an adult Muni-only pass will increase by $2 up to $76 and $66, respectively.
The senior and youth passes will be $23 per month, a $1 increase.
The new costs will go into effect for riders purchasing passes for the month of July… (more)

Car-share parking coming curbside

By Will Reisman : sfexaminer – excerpt

Hundreds of on-street parking spaces will be set aside for car-sharing vehicles this fall as part of a city-led effort to reduce private-car ownership in San Francisco.
Companies like Zipcar and City CarShare will be allowed to reserve up to 150 spaces apiece, with another 150 potentially available next year. Wheelz, which specializes in peer-to-peer transactions involving personal vehicles, and Car2Go, a startup that features one-way car trips, could be included later.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking in The City, hopes its effort leads to more walking, biking and public transit use. It said one car-sharing vehicle can replace as many as 13 private vehicles…  (more)

If you disagree with this program of eliminating parking spots let your Supervisors know. and sign the Stop SFMTA petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-sfmta-san-francisco