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*SHOCKING NEW VIDEO* exposes how the SFMTA misled the public, and their own Board of Directors to exploit the citizens of San Francisco.
In 2007, the citizens of San Francisco gave SFMTA authority to manage and update City parking policies, without ongoing oversight from the Board of Supervisors.
SFMTA published the 'Policies for On-Street Parking Management' document in order to "provide transparency in how the agency makes decisions." The agency promised the document contained "no new policies" and only clarified "where we do (and do not) use parking meters and residential parking permits.”
Public data, internal emails, and dissenting staff memos prove otherwise.
Evidence suggests that SFMTA staff misled the public, their own Board of Directors, and violated the public trust by creating all new policies that favor parking meters over residential parking permits. These new parking policies include moving forward with neighborhood plans, denying residential parking permit requests, adding parking meters, and removing existing residential parking permit areas. These new policies use zoning, and not citizen input or participation to jusify the installation of new parking meters.
Parking meters, as most people know, are a multimillion dollar cash cow for the city of San Francisco. Mixed use, and high density areas like North Beach, Mission and Chinatown are areas that have residential parking permits in place. The new parking policies that the SFMTA claims are existing policies will enable the SFMTA to remove residential parking permit areas and replace them all with parking meters (without citizens input or approval). These new parking policies will also allow the SFMTA to preemptively install variable rate parking meters in areas that are zoned mixed use (production, distribution, repair) and high density areas like SOMA, Potero Hill, and Mission Bay.
How much money will the city generate from mixed use and high density neighborhoods? Millions? More like billions! And what if you dont want your mixed use, or high density neighborhood to be turned into a paid parking lot? Sorry, SFMTA policies say that your neighborhood is already zoned for parking meters and according to SFMTA's "existing policies" your neighborhood should already have parking meters instead of (rpp) residential parking permits.
Even after appeals from 20+ neighborhood and business associations and the agency's Citizen Advisory Committee to rescind the policies, the SFMTA Board has taken no action. The Board of Supervisors must step in to provide oversight and accountability.
We believe San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) staff violated ethical and legal standards in the implementation of new parking regulations.
As San Francisco residents, we request the Board of Supervisors:
Is this a neighborhood with "significant parking demand" or a clumsy government attempt to raid a captive parking market? Its another one of those artificially induced parking "blackouts" that are happening across the city. One of the many SFpark areas with no storefronts, no cars, and "artificially inflated" prices at the meters. There's no circling, or cruising for parking here.
So why is the SFpark Park program being awarded for "ENRONING" the streets of San Francisco?
It all comes down to San Francisco's slobbering love affair with Federal Funding. Publications, organizations, and government agencies around the world have been duped, and lied to because the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) desperately .
The enduring legacy of SFpark can be summed up in one word: propaganda. The people behind SFpark have been fixated on their public relations campaigns, constantly churning out press releases and slick PR videos as if they were a Hollywood studio. Following in the footsteps of ENRON, the SFpark program was built on imagination, media hype, and "rigging the market" to CASH IN on California taxpayers.
"Although San Francisco promotes this project as a trial that will run for two years and then be evaluated, that doesn’t seem to be the whole story. After the trial period, officials plan to roll out the project citywide, rather suggesting that the outcome has already been decided and the trial and evaluation are nothing much more than formalities."
"The SFpark Program is a case study on How Global Warming Hysteria leads to bad Science, Pandering Politicians and misguided policies that hurt the poor. It was clear from the start that the SFpark Pilot was about acquiring the Federal Funding to install parking meters. Now that the meters are in place City Hall will use Taxpayers like an ATM for the rest of their existance. The Board of Supervisors will face political consequences for allowing this to happen on their watch."
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San Francisco , CA 94117, 94110, 94107, 94103, 94133