San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down | Entrepreneur.com
Lmao. I thought this was a violation of the first amendment? Oh my, I thought there was no legal ground for the city to shut this app down? I thought that the city has no jurisdiction over its own parking spots? I thought advertising parking spots for sale was perfectly legal because information was being sold? Well, it's good to know shills for this company have absolutely no clue what it is they're discussing. Here is the best part:San Francisco was having none of it. Back in June, City Attorney Dennis Herrera served the startup a cease-and-desist letter, which argued that not only does the app create "a predatory private market for parking spaces" but it encourages drivers to pay attention to the bidding wars taking place on their phones instead of the road. He gave the startup until July 11 to shut down, or it would face substantial fines for each transaction.[/B][/U]
Well, it's July 11 and MonkeyParking is officially no more. For now, at least. In a blog post, the Rome-based company announced that its service had been "temporarily disabled,"
No. Your mission is to turn a buck from property which doesn't belong to you. I'm glad San Francisco stuck to its guns on this issue. Case closed.Our mission is to get rid of circling the block turning a random parking process into a predictable one, saving people time while also reducing traffic congestion and generated pollution. We want to achieve our mission within the intent and letter of the law and in full cooperation with the local authorities.
The company said it is working "to avoid any possible improper use of our service and provide a positive tool for the City of San Francisco" and urges users to stay tuned for more updates.