The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an ordinance that prohibits so-called “chop shops” of bicycles and bicycle parts from operating on the city’s sidewalks. After a heated debate, the board voted 9-2 to approve the legislation. “This legislation is about clearing sidewalks and not having illegal businesses on sidewalks,” said Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, who sponsored the proposal....
According to figures by the Department of Public Works, the city pays $200,000 a year on average in lawsuits stemming from broken sidewalks. Which is an increase from the $73,000 it paid in 2008.
One way to attract business.
Some of the money cannot be spent until the bicycle injunction is lifted.
Gum, as it turns out, hangs out for a long time, whether it's naturally or artificially derived. And it's definitely cheaper to let it linger.En Español
Quiet streets as the storm raged.
New inspection program means more costs for property owners.