"I was never a big fan of metering people on Sundays," Mayor Ed Lee said of parking meter fees. And now, almost one year after implementing them, Lee wants to end Sunday parking meter fees. Why? "Because, according to SF Appeal/BCN, the Mayor says Muni's no longer underfunded."
He noted that a city transportation task force has come up with some other revenue-generating plans, including asking voters to approve a transportation bond measure that would appear on the November ballot.
He said his office has gotten constant complaints about the Sunday metering since enforcement began on Jan. 27, 2013.
"It hasn’t stopped, it hasn’t ended since the day the city and Muni imposed it," Lee said. "People are still not used to it."
Last year San Francisco began charging vehicle drivers on Sundays in order to rake in $1.7 million annually. According to Matier & Ross, "The take has been a lot better than that - closer to $6 million, with nearly half coming from parking tickets, which can run as high as $72." So the metering, it seems, can stop.
The only people who have to approve to reversion back to free-parking Sundays is the The Municipal Transportation Agency, who are on board.