The latest parking meter proposals making the rounds at neighborhood groups were presented to the Upper Noe Neighbors last night at our monthly meeting. Jay Primus from the Municipal Transportation Authority and Jesse Koehler from the SF County Transportation Authority provided some background on "parking management" and what's in the works to improve parking in the city & increase revenues.[SFCTA: On-Street Parking Management and Pricing Study]
The idea is to potentially increase paid parking meter times based on supply and demand. Here are the highlights:
Additionally, the city would increase the number of hours you'd be able to occupy a spot. So if you're in the Mission having dinner at Maverick and you park at a meter, you can load up your meter (ideally, in the future, via credit card or phone) for four hours so you don't have to run out during dessert to pop quarters in.
- Sunday: paid parking from 11:00AM-6:00PM (vs. not paying anything presently)
- 59% of meters: Mon-Sat: pay for parking until either 6:00PM, 9:00PM or midnight
- 23%: Mon-Thurs until 6PM; Fri-Sat until 9PM
- 17%: Mon-Sat until midnight (areas like the Mission, Castro)
- 1%: Mon-Sat until 6PM (area like Bayview)
UNN members expressed concern for the parking attendants who'd be working the nightshifts. And questioned whether the cost of increasing meter enforcer hours & employees will outweigh any increased revenue. Jay says that the city currently gets $30M annually in revenues, as well as $18M in citations. Changing the meter times will apparently end up bringing in $9M in additional revenue.
Any comments? UNN would love to forward them to the right people. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll make sure your input is included.
[NVSF: UNN Meeting: Parking Around Town]