After a lengthy, contentious debate, special exemptions were approved Tuesday that would allow out-of-town childcare providers to qualify for San Francisco’s residential parking permits.
Normally, San Francisco’s residential parking permits are only available for local citizens. However, a group of San Francisco mothers pleaded with the Municipal Transportation Agency to open the program up to their nannies, who are forced to move their cars every two hours because of current parking restrictions.
The parking permits for the nannies will not come easily. Parents must get 10 signatures from their neighbors (or 50 percent of the households on each block), plus provide a birth certificate proving their child is 12 years or younger to qualify for the program. Using the permit fraudulently will result in a $500 fine.
Originally introduced to an MTA committee back in September, the agency’s board of directors finally approved the program on Tuesday.