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Monday, February 6, 2012

Neighbors Try to Resolve Parking Wars with Really Passive-Agressive Notes

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM

click to enlarge Get in where you fit in - COURTESY OF THE BADASS BERNALWOODPRESS.COM

For all its greatness, San Francisco certainly brings out the absolute worst in us when it comes to parking. A late Muni train will make you cranky, but a stolen parking spot? Well, that can make the meekest lady go bat-shit crazy.

Which is why when we read of this recent parking fracas in Bernal Heights, we weren't really surprised. Entertained, yes, but not at all shocked that two neighbors were sending each other scathing missives about parking spots.

Here's a closeup of a written point-counterpoint between the dueling neighbors, which was posted to a telephone along Folsom Street near Ripley:

click to enlarge Welcome to the neighborhood - COURTESY OF THE BADASS BERNALWOODPRESS.COM

To better understand what this parking tension was about, neighborhood blogger Todd Lappin asked nearby residents to enlighten him.

Per the neighbor Lappin talked to:

This section of Folsom is not street cleaned, and people can park here

for days legally, sometimes weeks illegally, without having to move

their cars. There are a handful of work trucks, second cars for folks,

that live on this block.

I think this "parking war" is a misunderstanding and a waste of time. We need signage, street sweeping and no dumping to make this problem go

away. Not sarcastic notes.

It seems this particular neighborhood conflict is shaping up to be even more ominous than those creepy Pentagrams someone mysterious painted on Bernal Hill.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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