‘Parking for me, but not for thee’

by on August 31, 2023 · 5 comments

in Ocean Beach, San Diego

From Neighbors for a Better San Diego

Mayor Gloria and our City Council members clearly agree that parking in San Diego is scarce and expensive. Why else would they expect reserved and greatly discounted parking in the city-owned structure right next to City Hall?

Our research confirms that Mayoral staffers, Council members, and approximately 60 high-ranking city staffers and managers pay less than $10 per week for premium parking spaces that cost the rest of us $18 per day.

Meanwhile, as residents throughout the city jockey to find parking that is reasonably close to their homes, work, and other destinations, the city continues to push for more density with its cavalier “let them ride scooters” attitude.

While higher-income residents can afford parking garages or absorb the impact of fines and parking charges, lower-income tenants are left to fend for themselves to find safe and convenient parking.

If tenants who depend on personal vehicles can’t find parking, they risk expensive citations for having to park illegally. In this case, affordable housing becomes a zero-sum game.

Development with little to no parking only benefits investors and the politicians whose campaigns they fund, but ultimately, tenants and neighborhoods pay the price.

This is not planning for reality.

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Mateo September 1, 2023 at 10:54 am

Attention San Diego millennials and all younger generations: This is called hypocrisy. Think Forward and you alone can and will get your country, county, city, and state out of this two party corporate syccophant hellhole that has been thrust upon you unfairly.

Younger voters, you represent the largest voting block in American history. Think Forward Party, think independently, and you will break the cycle. Don’t let them McGovern you into thinking you’ll split the vote with your numbers you will. In favor of the people. The Democratic D and the Republican R are variants of the same disease, the greed of personal gain. They preach the same failed market fundamentalist principles void of regulation and then game the system to enrich themselves to hold “Party”above “Country”. The two parties have been a choice equivalent to one between contracting syphilis or gonorrhea.

There is considerable strength is in numbers, but time is not on your side you need to help the Forward Party continue to organize and expand their reach.

Mayor “Driving Miss Daisy” needs to be chauffeured kids. Yes that’s right, chauffeured around town in the heaviest gas guzzling behemoth killing the environment while the world boils and Todd the Fraud expects you to walk a mile to public transportation so the San Diego Democratic Party Leadership masquerade as “climate defenders”?

Where is the Fire Department? Perfect example of our dismissive Mayor negligently compromising public safety and flaunting “the rules don’t apply to me”posturing of an authoritarian.

If the photographer, source of this article or any readers would like to submit an ethics complaint regarding this egregious disregard for the law, public safety and just general file that complaint with the Ethics Commission, which is made up of the Mayor, the City Attorney and President of the City Council….

The time has come for the citizens to stand up together and end the failed Strong Mayor Form of Government experiment. Stop this banana republic as we creep closer and closer to the Doom Loop of San Francisco.



Unimpressed Millennial September 1, 2023 at 11:47 am

Looked at your “Forward Party” website, which touts that “the two major parties aren’t getting the job done.” However, no solutions to problems are presented by this new party that is being sold as a better option. Simply a lot of vague statements.


Mateo September 1, 2023 at 5:47 pm

“Our future is not a gift, it is an achievement.”
– John F. Kennedy


chris schultz September 1, 2023 at 1:28 pm

And jury duty compensates $15 a day and .34 a mile after the first day. To drive, find parking, gas, etc. puts you about $30 a day now at a 10 mile trip at 10 MPG. or the luxuries and time management scheduling of mass transit.


Chris September 1, 2023 at 10:43 pm

Thank God when I have jury duty I just take the 7.


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