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Construction Parking Law

Responding to residents’ complaints about loss of parking due to construction, in September the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation introduced by District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell to require that any construction work that would take up more than one parking space for three or more months must include a “contractor construction parking plan.” The law will also apply to any large utility project that lasts more than 15 days.

“I hear complaints from residents every day frustrated by the volume of scarce neighborhood parking spaces that are taken away by construction parking permits, in particular when they sit empty for days at a time,” said Farrell. “This law will place common sense controls on our construction parking permitting system to ensure that the highest amount of parking spaces possible are available to San Francisco residents.”

According to Farrell’s office, there currently are 250 permits obtained each week.

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