· In Search of Sanity
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/neviu...ard-charging-for-disabled-parking-5568646.phpWant to guess how many (disabled) placards have been issued in a city with just 28,000 metered parking spaces (that would be San Francisco)?
A survey by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency found that as of November 2013, 60,750 placards had been issued in the city. Throw in the surrounding eight counties in the Bay Area, and you add an additional 453,830. It is simple math, says longtime disabled advocate Bob Planthold.
"There are far more placards in the Bay Area than there are parking places," he said. "If everybody came to the city at once, the city would be shut down."