San Francisco Considers Parking Permits For Nannies?
It seems a bunch of “well organized” mothers in the city by the bay think they need special residential parking permits for their nannies according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco has an RPP program similar to Chicago’s, which restricts parking on certain streets to residents with city stickers with the proper permit. But San Francisco’s program doesn’t extend the resident’s parking privileges to people employed by the household.
The mommies think it’s important that their child’s caregiver have easy access to their car so they can take their precious Johnny or Janie to their weekly squash lesson or the country club. Without the special parking pass, nannies with car have to move their vehicle every two hours or face a $65 ticket.
So, this group of mommies is lobbying the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to get them to extend their nannies these special privileges, claiming it’s a child safety issue.
But, the problem with this is pretty evident.
Once you allow nannies to have special parking privileges, who’s next?
The next thing you know, the butler, housekeeper and the cook will want them. Then, all of a sudden the masseuse, the tennis pro, limousine driver, interior decorator, etal will all want special parking treatment. At some point, you have parking chaos and the entire RPP program will fall apart.
Before you know it all sorts of commoners will be parking their late model non-hybrid junkers on your street–and who wants that?
Here’s the full story in the SF Chronicle, “Parking permits for nannies?“