While going through the spam tonight I noticed this gem from last Wednesday. My first thought is that the "SF Small Business Owners for Fairness SF" may want to target their "outreach" a little more narrowly:
Have you ever been five minutes late to move your car...and gotten hit with a parking ticket? Are you sick and tired of forking over your hard-earned cash to the city? Don't have a $384,000 severance package to pay for your parking ticket like Nat Ford does?If you've read any of my past entries it might be obvious that I see no benefit to making it easier for people to park in San Francisco. Past that, one driver's "I was just five minutes late" is another's "there's never any parking in this neighborhood." To what extent are these small businesses (taking them at their word that they are 'composed of minority and family owned local stores and businesses') working against their goals by limiting parking availability?
If you've gotten a parking ticket in San Francisco within the past year, SF Small Business Owners For Fairness, an organization of San Francisco's minority and family owned local stores and businesses, wants to hear your story and wants to pay your ticket!
Click the link below to tell your parking ticket story and the best three stories will get their tickets paid!
Each year almost 2 million parking tickets are given out in San Francisco, so be sure to share the link with your friends and family!
But my real objection is with the premise that making an area more accessible to drivers is good for business. It's not. Facts speak for themselves.
The Examiner reports that the organization is a front for a group that opposes SF's regulations against advertising. Curiouser and curiouser...