This story on Zero Hedge currently has over 179,000 hits and 600 comments because it’s even more absurd than the headline. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Things really seem to be going “uphill” in San Francisco. A couple from the city, who has parked in the same spot “every day for the last 36 years” was ticketed $1,542 for parking in their own driveway this month.
As many people do, the couple lives on a hill in a city where parking is always at a premium. The couple has been parking in the carpad in front of their house – which they say has been there since the house was built in 1910.
But now the city planning department is saying it is “illegal to park in the front yard of a house” and threatened further tickets should the couple – Judy and Ed Craine – continue to park where they have been.
“We always use the carport,” Judy told ABC 7 San Francisco. “Parked in that driveway every day and every night,” Ed added. “We got this email saying we can’t park in the pad anymore. I said what, that’s crazy.”
Judy continued: “It was very surprising, to say the least. I wrote them back saying I thought this was a mistake.”