Fix SF Parking Inequities: Allow RPP Permits for Childcare Providers
Currently, San Francisco MTA does not allow residents to obtain Residential Parking Permits (RPP) for childcare providers. This policy is unbalanced and bad for working families living in SF for several reasons: 1) The City has stated many times that there is a desire to become more family friendly and there is growing concern about the "exodus" of families from the City. WE BELIEVE that the inability to obtain parking permits for a childcare providers further contributes to a lack of family friendly policies in the City and should be changed. 2) There is a Caregiver category for issuing RPP permits, described by MTA as "...persons who provide health care or other related essential services on a regular basis for the resident applicant." However, the Caregiver category specifically excludes childcare providers and nannies. WE BELIEVE that childcare is an essential service and this exclusion is unbalanced toward working families in San Francisco. 3) By not allowing childcare providers to obtain permits, they must shift their cars every couple of hours in order to avoid accumulating expensive parking citations. WE BELIEVE that this creates an unsafe situation for the children in their care either because children must be left unattended or they must be taken on unnecessary trips in the car.