In ultra-liberal San Francisco, it’s illegal to store your own stuff in your own garage.
According to Chapter 6 of the San Francisco Housing Code, “Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.” Failing to comply with the law can lead to fines of up to $500.
A San Francisco Commissarr Supervisor is proposing to change the law, but the city’s punitive taxation and rent controls, and world-leading population of aggressive urine-marinated vagrants, will remain in place.
Meanwhile to the south, a new economic assessment shows that “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula” is a city in decline.
Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from “a crisis of leadership and direction,” according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel.
The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened by City Council President Herb Wesson to examine the city’s economic woes, offered a harsh assessment of civic decision-making, warning that Los Angeles is heading to a future where local government can no longer afford to provide public services.
The panel, chaired by former U.S. Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor, said Los Angeles lacks a coherent approach to economic development and trails other major cities in job growth. City government spending is growing faster than revenue and the pension benefits of city employees are at risk, said the report, titled “A Time For Truth.”
Hmmm. Declining economy? Increasing poverty? Economic development hamstrung by bureaucracy? Infrastructure development robbed to pay off city pensions? Gee, that sounds familiar.