“The red stripe is there, where it wasn’t before, and they had the nerve to just to go around my tire,” she said, showing where a painter skipped several inches to avoid painting the right front tire. “I saw that, and I even have painter friends who say what a bad job that was. They missed a spot,” said Jeff Jolly, a painter. Erica Kato of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority offered a defense for the city. She said a red zone existed there at one point in time, and she sent an image of the curb with barely visible bits of red on it. Then a news crew looked up Google Maps street-view images from 2016 and 2021 and found nothing but gray curb staring back. A citations clerk will decide over the next 60 days if the couple has to pay, but to Desiree Jolly, it’s a hassle she doesn’t need. “I’m going through chemotherapy right now, so it’s like I’m worried about other things and now I have to worry about this,” she said, per KABC. The couple say this issue, along with the recent theft of a catalytic converter from Jeff’s car, means they might have reached their limit with problems in San Francisco. “We do want to leave because of all of this stuff that goes on in the city,” Jeff said, adding that the couple plans to move to France at some point. Jeff and Desiree aren’t alone in battling the city over parking. KGO-TV said Ed and Judy Craine were told they faced a fine of $1,542 — plus $250 a day — for parking on a car pad in the driveway of their home on one of San Francisco’s steep hills. They had been doing so for 36 years. “To all of a sudden be told you can’t use something that we had used for years, it’s startling,” Ed said. “We got this email saying we can’t park in the pad anymore. I said, ‘What? That’s crazy.’ [firefly_poll] City officials said the couple was reported anonymously. “I recognize that the property owner is frustrated. … But the planning code doesn’t allow for the city to grandfather illegal uses on account of their having flown below the radar for a length of time,” Planning Chief Dan Sider said. The fine was dropped after the couple stopped using the car pad. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
CA man gets ticket for parking in red zone after curb was repainted — WHILE his car was still parked https://t.co/B5JEoJBweA— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 26, 2022