For those popping up to Sutter between Jones & Hyde to park without the condescending stare of meters, you are now officially out of luck. The new meters are now in place and happily waiting to suck your quarters down. The side streets between Sutter & Post that were without meters still are, but who knows for how long.

While this doesn’t affect me much, since I don’t have a car and walk everywhere, it’s insanely annoying to see that the city, instead of intelligently dealing with the budget problems (hey, let’s cut library hours!), is just finding ways to try and get more revenue. Gotta find ways to fund the old Central YMCA becoming an SRO ya hear… For those who want more to chew on, here’s an Examiner article that you’ll either love or hate depending on your parking inclinations/state of sobriety.