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2022-07-05 2:30:29 PM  
the couple can build a cover for the carpad

I'd build the ugliest most outlandish cover that was still under code to stick it to the complainer.
 
2022-07-05 3:07:56 PM  
I bet the person in charge of these fines runs the HOA board where they live.
 
2022-07-05 3:10:39 PM  
And the overbearing HOA strikes again.
 
2022-07-05 3:10:56 PM  
Typical of GOVERNMENT
 
2022-07-05 3:11:04 PM  

damageddude: the couple can build a cover for the carpad

I'd build the ugliest most outlandish cover that was still under code to stick it to the complainer.


Then your HOA fines you for bringing down your neighbors property values.
 
2022-07-05 3:13:37 PM  
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2022-07-05 3:13:38 PM  
San Francisco just discovered a new method of increasing revenue.
 
2022-07-05 3:14:09 PM  
There is a certain type of comfortable but irrationally angry Bay Arean who, with nothing better to do sticks their god damned nose into everyone else's business. "Close the streets! No cars! BIKE LANES ON THE FREEWAY!" 
And that's exactly what this is. God damn curtain-twitching blind benders. 

How about you get a hobby you sad fark? You want control? Build a model railroad.
 
2022-07-05 3:14:41 PM  
Carport permit: $9500
 
2022-07-05 3:15:06 PM  

Russ1642: I bet the person in charge of these fines runs the HOA board where they live.


olorin604: And the overbearing HOA strikes again.


It's not an HOA. It's the City of San Francisco Planning Department fining the homeowners for parking in their own driveway, instead of taking a spot on the street.
 
2022-07-05 3:15:33 PM  
Reminds me of the time I got a pile of "abandoned vehicle" tickets for parking my car in a spot that I owned at the address where the car was registered.  Gotta make those quotas somehow!
 
2022-07-05 3:15:57 PM  

OgreMagi: San Francisco just discovered a new method of increasing revenue.


Yeah, The City needs money. And it's a waste of time to try to fight it as the Craine's were doing.
 
2022-07-05 3:16:14 PM  
The argument that it is a benefit to them and their neighbors is B.S.  I'm fine with them parking there, but single space driveways don't help their neighbors.  You gain one driveway parking space, but at the expense of one curb space, and the driveway space is less versatile, since only the owner can park there.  No city should allow single spot spaces that require the loss of a curb space.  

Now, if they had two cars, and were parking one in that space and one blocking it in in the curb, that would actually give you one net space, but it would require extra administration, because people would block them in frequently.
 
2022-07-05 3:16:19 PM  

damageddude: the couple can build a cover for the carpad

I'd build the ugliest most outlandish cover that was still under code to stick it to the complainer.


YUP!!!!!
 
2022-07-05 3:16:21 PM  
This is SF, so no HOA. Used to live six blocks from here (36th ave), and we used to sell our driveway to folks who wanted to park for special events at the Polo Grounds in Golden Gate Park.

This some b*llsh*t
 
2022-07-05 3:16:29 PM  

dustman81: instead of taking a spot on the street.


In San Francisco, there are never spots on the street.
 
2022-07-05 3:16:42 PM  

damageddude: the couple can build a cover for the carpad

I'd build the ugliest most outlandish cover that was still under code to stick it to the complainer.


With a "cactus themed" vent at the front...

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2022-07-05 3:18:32 PM  

damageddude: the couple can build a cover for the carpad

I'd build the ugliest most outlandish cover that was still under code to stick it to the complainer.


But ... but ... FTA ... the bylaw is there for "aesthetic reasons".
 
2022-07-05 3:18:37 PM  
How in hell do we not have a California tag yet?
 
2022-07-05 3:20:26 PM  
Got my first ticket for parking on a level spot without the front wheels turned into the curb.   The law states that you MUST curb your front wheels on the assumption that there are no level spots in the City.   I loved San Francisco when I lived there in the '70s, but would never think of living there again.
 
2022-07-05 3:21:44 PM  

OgreMagi: dustman81: instead of taking a spot on the street.

In San Francisco, there are never spots on the street.


The homeowners were helping with that problem and the City saw they couldn't shake them down with parking tickets, so they decided to ticket them for parking on their own driveway. The City will get its pound of flesh, one way or another.
 
2022-07-05 3:21:45 PM  
If you can afford to have your own driveway and car in the city, you don't have any real problems anyone else needs to give a rat's ass about.

Wealthy white people inconvenienced, news at 11, and any other time that happens here in murica.
 
2022-07-05 3:21:57 PM  

olorin604: And the overbearing HOA strikes again.



You know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2022-07-05 3:24:23 PM  
Planning Chief Dan Sider told KGO that the code was enacted decades ago for aesthetic reasons, and that no exceptions can be made.

City officials told the Craines that the couple can build a cover for the carpad, or a garage, if they want to continue to park there.


So having having a car visible sitting on the car pad is not aesthetically pleasing. But having the car visible sitting on the car pad with a cover built over it is aesthetically pleasing?

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2022-07-05 3:25:12 PM  
If it's not a driveway, why is there a curb cut to allow them to pull in?
 
2022-07-05 3:26:09 PM  

dustman81: Russ1642: I bet the person in charge of these fines runs the HOA board where they live.

olorin604: And the overbearing HOA strikes again.

It's not an HOA. It's the City of San Francisco Planning Department fining the homeowners for parking in their own driveway, instead of taking a spot on the street.


Believe me, it's an HOA. In the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, New Jersey there is a "Historic Preservation Commission" who calls over the zoning officer to issue summons-complaints to the owner of each building who doesn't conform with the Victorian Era styling they pretend to give the town, this means no visible air conditioners and if the chuckleheads of the HPC doesn't like something you did to your property, even long ago, they will do everything to make you change it even if it costs you thousands of dollars. This San Francisco ordinance was done for aesthetic, not for practicality, and it was some neighbor who didn't like it and is probably a member of the board of the San Francisco Planning Department.
 
2022-07-05 3:26:52 PM  

HoratioGates: The argument that it is a benefit to them and their neighbors is B.S.  I'm fine with them parking there, but single space driveways don't help their neighbors.  You gain one driveway parking space, but at the expense of one curb space, and the driveway space is less versatile, since only the owner can park there.  No city should allow single spot spaces that require the loss of a curb space.  

Now, if they had two cars, and were parking one in that space and one blocking it in in the curb, that would actually give you one net space, but it would require extra administration, because people would block them in frequently.


Sure, but the driveway is already there and has been for 80+ years. The alternative is to make them destroy their driveway and replace it with a curb. As long as the driveway is there, you can't use the spot for parking in the road, so its a waste of a spot not to park in the driveway itself.
 
2022-07-05 3:27:31 PM  

dustman81: Russ1642: I bet the person in charge of these fines runs the HOA board where they live.

olorin604: And the overbearing HOA strikes again.

It's not an HOA. It's the City of San Francisco Planning Department fining the homeowners for parking in their own driveway, instead of taking a spot on the street.


No shiat Sherlock! Here's some links you can read. They'll help you out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
 
2022-07-05 3:27:42 PM  

Mock26: So having having a car visible sitting on the car pad is not aesthetically pleasing. But having the car visible sitting on the car pad with a cover built over it is aesthetically pleasing?
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Yes, if you make it out of aesthetically pleasing material.  Like gleaming aluminum.  Mirrors.
 
2022-07-05 3:29:14 PM  

olorin604: And the overbearing HOA strikes again.


tell me you know nothing about San Francisco......
 
2022-07-05 3:29:57 PM  
Of course you're not supposed to park on it. It's called a driveway not a parkway.
 
2022-07-05 3:30:02 PM  
> City officials told the Craines that the couple can build a cover for the carpad, or a garage, if they want to continue to park there.

I'd be looking real close at the city's rules for what counts as "cover" and "garage"... and then build accordingly.
 
2022-07-05 3:32:25 PM  

PvtStash: If you can afford to have your own driveway and car in the city, you don't have any real problems anyone else needs to give a rat's ass about.

Wealthy white people inconvenienced, news at 11, and any other time that happens here in murica.


Odd definition of wealthy you have there.  In reality, you are just a jealous douche who thinks anyone who has just a little bit more than you is the enemy.
 
2022-07-05 3:32:41 PM  

p51d007: Typical of GOVERNMENT


Overpaid seat warmers.
 
2022-07-05 3:32:47 PM  

Klyukva: Of course you're not supposed to park on it. It's called a driveway not a parkway.


So that's why I'm stuck in traffic on the Garden State Parkway!
 
2022-07-05 3:32:53 PM  

Billy Liar: If it's not a driveway, why is there a curb cut to allow them to pull in?


Cities usually contract that stuff out.  My sidewalk/curb was redone in in front of my house, gave the guy $100 to make it a more gradual gradient because my car was lowered and I kept scraping.  City only checks if there is a complaint
 
2022-07-05 3:32:55 PM  
FTFA: Planning Chief Dan Sider told KGO that the code was enacted decades ago for aesthetic reasons, and that no exceptions can be made.

I don't wonder why housing prices are so out of control there.
 
2022-07-05 3:33:03 PM  

p51d007: Typical of GOVERNMENT


YES! NO GOVERNMENT!!!@ ANARCHY RULES!!!

Yeah, the SF parking debacle is stupid, but, um, we need government. We also need less-stupid government. But let's keep government, in the abstract.
 
2022-07-05 3:34:04 PM  

Billy Liar: If it's not a driveway, why is there a curb cut to allow them to pull in?


That's the thing.  If it's not a driveway, then they can park (on the street) in front of their house, right?  But I'm absolutely sure they'd be ticketed for blocking a driveway if they did.
 
2022-07-05 3:38:34 PM  

Mock26: Planning Chief Dan Sider told KGO that the code was enacted decades ago for aesthetic reasons, and that no exceptions can be made.

City officials told the Craines that the couple can build a cover for the carpad, or a garage, if they want to continue to park there.

So having having a car visible sitting on the car pad is not aesthetically pleasing. But having the car visible sitting on the car pad with a cover built over it is aesthetically pleasing?

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This isn't 'Nam!  There are rules!
 
2022-07-05 3:39:22 PM  
I have an irrational grudge. Near my home, there's a storage facility with a yard and a warehouse. Boats, RVs, trailers, etc. And every spring, someone will claim a spot outside this facility, and occupy the shoulder of the road with their trailers and whatnot.

It doesn't cause me any real inconvenience. I just resent it. They're violating a city ordinance (you can't park on a street for more than three days), and it narrows the street. Again, it doesn't inconvenience me in any tangible way, but it still pisses me off.

I've even called the city to report them as abandoned vehicles. These days, I see them as a way to get over myself.
 
2022-07-05 3:39:23 PM  
someone made a complaint about the couple and the adjacent properties. and got them fined

I hate people
 
2022-07-05 3:40:04 PM  

gunther_bumpass: There is a certain type of comfortable but irrationally angry Bay Arean who, with nothing better to do sticks their god damned nose into everyone else's business. "Close the streets! No cars! BIKE LANES ON THE FREEWAY!" 
And that's exactly what this is. God damn curtain-twitching blind benders. 

How about you get a hobby you sad fark? You want control? Build a model railroad.


I sadly know that type all too well, which seems to be indigenous to the Bay Area. Once somewhere up in Marin, I saw a man pull a car into a handicap spot and leap out, fully fit and capable, and go into the building. One of these exact types saw it too, and went over in a huff and was leaving some kind of pissy little note. She was in the process of putting the note on the windscreen when the man came back out, pushing a woman in a wheelchair, whom he had clearly come to pick up. It was at least a little bit of joy to observe her embarrassed scuttle as she grabbed her note and got the hell out of there.
 
2022-07-05 3:40:56 PM  

TheSubjunctive: Billy Liar: If it's not a driveway, why is there a curb cut to allow them to pull in?

That's the thing.  If it's not a driveway, then they can park (on the street) in front of their house, right?  But I'm absolutely sure they'd be ticketed for blocking a driveway if they did.


Yep, in my neighborhood (which is like 80% hispanic) is dense as fark, so on Sundays when everyone comes for dinner there will be cars on lawns and blocking driveways. City loves to roll around and give tickets and threaten to tow even if it's your car and your house. Density is great, but in SoCal almost every adult has their own car. So with a multi generational household 6 or more vehicles is standard.
 
2022-07-05 3:41:31 PM  

MindStalker: Sure, but the driveway is already there and has been for 80+ years. The alternative is to make them destroy their driveway and replace it with a curb. As long as the driveway is there, you can't use the spot for parking in the road, so its a waste of a spot not to park in the driveway itself.


Yeah... assuming you call it a drive way and there is a curb cut.  That, to me, would be what I'd look for for evidence of it's use.  If it doesn't have a curb cut then no tickets should be issued for parking blocking it and no one should park in the 'driveway'.  If it does have a curb cut that would be pretty good evidence the city considered it a driveway.

I'm just calling the guy out for claiming a single car driveway is a benefit for the neighborhood, when it actually reduces the available public parking.
 
2022-07-05 3:44:18 PM  

HoratioGates: The argument that it is a benefit to them and their neighbors is B.S.  I'm fine with them parking there, but single space driveways don't help their neighbors.  You gain one driveway parking space, but at the expense of one curb space, and the driveway space is less versatile, since only the owner can park there.  No city should allow single spot spaces that require the loss of a curb space.


The house was built in the very early 1900's.

I don't think street parking was something taken into consideration at the time.
 
2022-07-05 3:44:45 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: dustman81: Russ1642: I bet the person in charge of these fines runs the HOA board where they live.

olorin604: And the overbearing HOA strikes again.

It's not an HOA. It's the City of San Francisco Planning Department fining the homeowners for parking in their own driveway, instead of taking a spot on the street.

Believe me, it's an HOA. In the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, New Jersey there is a "Historic Preservation Commission" who calls over the zoning officer to issue summons-complaints to the owner of each building who doesn't conform with the Victorian Era styling they pretend to give the town, this means no visible air conditioners and if the chuckleheads of the HPC doesn't like something you did to your property, even long ago, they will do everything to make you change it even if it costs you thousands of dollars. This San Francisco ordinance was done for aesthetic, not for practicality, and it was some neighbor who didn't like it and is probably a member of the board of the San Francisco Planning Department.


The first time I heard of this crap, I was 13, on a cross-country trip with my grandparents. We went through Taos, New Mexico, and they told me that no one was allowed to build a house that didn't conform to the fake-adobe, cultural-appropriation modern style. They didn't use those words, but that's what I heard.
 
2022-07-05 3:45:05 PM  
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2022-07-05 3:47:21 PM  
No cars in the driveways of this treeless neighborhood with houses falling on top of each other.  You know...for aesthetic reasons.
 
2022-07-05 3:49:29 PM  
Does anyone know when this ordinance was enacted?
 
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