This is hilarious. The progressives in San Francisco can either stifle free speech or permit the capitalists to hold public parking spots hostage for private gain:
Using your iPhone to auction off a street parking space might sound tech-savvy. In San Francisco, though, it's little more than an illegal racket.
That's the assessment of City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who sent a cease-and-desist letter Monday to MonkeyParking, threatening the Rome-based tech startup with a lawsuit unless it shuts down operations in San Francisco by July 11.
Herrera contends MonkeyParking and two other similar parking startups also facing legal action have built business models entirely premised on illegal transactions - selling access to part of a public street.
S.F. threatens parking app 'MonkeyParking' with lawsuit - SFGate