I almost never park around Burlingame Ave. since I can walk there faster than I can find a spot. But yesterday I was coming back from out of town and needed to make a quick stop. I almost parked in one of the lots until I got to the box and saw this
This is old news for some of you, but like I said, I almost never park downtown. Something about paying $3 for a 10 minute stop just seemed unworkable, so I hunted up a free space a block further away. Now here's the rub--the merchant I was visiting said they never pay after about 3pm since there is no enforcement and there is a good chance someone already paid for the space you are about to take. I wonder how common all of this is and whether it is a classic case of "higher rates, lower revenue".