Last Minute Post: The SFMTA Wants To Stick It To Street Festivals (and more)? UPDATED
I've since been told that this agenda item is being postponed. Still, that doesn't mean it's going away. Just postponed. Pardon my haste in posting this...
I just noticed this (older) post at the Inner Sunset Facebook Group about a hearing tomorrow to start charging "lost income" to street festivals and the like vis a vis parking meters.
What's interesting is that the Inner Sunset Farmer's Market might be charged up to 10,000 dollars a year to operate in the parking lot. There's just one thing - the Mayor and his puppets at the MTA have made it clear that charging for parking on Sundays is Satan's will, and it is forbidden. So how then, is the MTA "losing" revenue on Sunday street festivals, etc?
This is another example of the nickel-dime-damned approach the MTA takes to revenue. Don't find a stable way to fund things, just pass these little "fees" here and there that don't bring in stable revenue, and won't cure the agency's ills for the long term. Whatever.