Dearest District 5 – excerpt
There’s a real crisis in San Francisco and you see it every day. There’s only parking, everywhere. Look around and you’ll see people’s home/apartment garages, private garages, city owned parking garages, street parking and once and a while, metered parking. While it may appear that there’s parking on virtually every street in San Francisco and in every dwelling in upwards of a million spaces, the city desperately needs more.
While some will argue that parking is a net loss for a city, Dearest District 5 knows better than those fools, even if I don’t have any relevant degree or training in urban planning. San Francisco’s 40% vehicle infrastructure simply isn’t enough! And the disgustingly small amount of parking (1.5 square miles of San Francisco’s 7 square miles of land). Parking, as everyone knows, is a renewable resource and needs to continue to grow in a city that is not expanding.
The SFMTA has been relentless in it’s assault on parking, and instead of installing MORE parking spaces, they try to manage supply and demands with metered parking! Everyone knows it’s our god-given right to only pay for where we live, eat, purchase goods, be entertained, but NOT to park on the streets! And even while prices increase on virtually everything in the city, an annual fee of 100 dollars for a parking permit seems like a sensible approach to mitigating a god given right to store a car in a city.
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