As expected, the fury-inducing plan to charge up to $6 to vehicularly commute into certain parts of San Francisco was nixed yesterday. "The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, acting as the city's transportation authority, have voted 9-2 to scrap a controversial proposal to charge a toll to motorists entering San Francisco from the south during peak commute hours."

However, the board also voted to explore other (hare-brained?) schemes as "charging commuters headed downtown by collecting a toll at the borders of a special zone in the northeastern part of the city."

Speaking on behalf of Mayor Newsom, Tony Winnicker said our Lt. Governor-elect was "adamantly opposed" to congestion pricing, adding that it would "have a chilling effect on our ability to attract and retain jobs and businesses in the city."