I was beginning to think I was just getting a little cranky as two "Towaway/No Stopping" permit signs on my residential block (and that's just on my side of the street) began to draw my ire. As if it's not bad enough that they become almost permanent fixtures, any actual construction activity is intermittent at best. One of the permits sports a March 13 expiration date, but still it looms over a precious parking space or two. Who needs to build a garage when you can create a virtual one through permit abuse?
Bonnie Eslinger of the San Francisco Examiner addressed this very issue in an article today. Neighbors in the West Portal area recently said they weren't taking this abuse anymore and got their district Supervisor involved.