San Francisco swiftly tows ticket-laden vehicle after online exposure.

SAN FRANCISCO Tows Vehicle Parked Near Safeway Marina After Tech Mogul’s Tweet

In an exciting turn of⁢ events, the City of‌ San Francisco swiftly took action and towed away a vehicle just two blocks from Safeway ​Marina. This happened mere hours after ⁤tech mogul Garry‌ Tan shared the information in a tweet on Sept. 19.

According to a police officer enforcing parking⁤ violations in the Marina District, the​ car ⁣had accumulated numerous tickets and‍ was parked on Bay⁢ Street, right behind Marina Middle School. ⁢It was towed away ⁢either ⁤late on Sept. 19 or early on Sept. 20.

The vehicle was deemed a “public hazard” as it was blocking a lane, leading⁣ to its removal.

⁢ Garry Tan, the president and CEO ‌of Y Combinator, revealed in ‌his Sept. 19 tweet, “A vehicle ⁢used in narcotics trafficking with over $2,600 worth of tickets​ has been parked for weeks across from ⁢the Marina Safeway.”

​ Tan also shared part of an email from Shawn McCormick, the director of Parking Enforcement and ⁢Traffic, ‍who responded to a citizen’s complaint about the vehicle.

According to⁣ the email, “We are no longer able to tow vehicles for outstanding tickets no matter ⁤the number of tickets or the amount.”

Tan described​ the email as “the ⁣craziest email.”

⁢This tweet gained incredible traction, with nearly ⁣a million views within 24 hours. By ​5 p.m.‌ on Sept. 21, the number of ⁢views had skyrocketed to 1.545 million.

‍ On Dec. 23,‌ 2022, U.S. Magistrate⁤ Judge Donna Ryu issued a preliminary injunction in the ⁢case of Coalition on​ Homelessness v. City and County of‌ San⁣ Francisco et. al.

​ ​ This injunction prevents the ‌city from enforcing⁤ various laws and ‌ordinances that would otherwise prohibit homeless individuals from sitting, lying,⁤ or ⁢sleeping on public ​property.

Additionally, the injunction ‍stops the city from seizing and destroying the personal property and survival gear⁣ of unhoused individuals.

For some unhoused people, their gear may include the vehicle they live ​in, which explains Mr. McCormick’s statement in the ⁣email.

⁢The case⁢ is currently pending in ⁢front of ⁤judges of ​the Ninth Circuit. City Attorney David Chiu requested that Judge Ryu suspend her injunction‌ before the appeal ⁣trial, but the request was denied.

⁢ Mr. Chiu expressed his frustration in a⁢ statement on⁤ Aug. 10, stating,​ “The injunction has put the City in an ⁢impossible situation, straining the City’s ability to meet practical and legal⁣ obligations.”

⁢ According to the parking violation enforcing officer, the only way to​ tow a ‍vehicle with multiple parking violations is to wait ‍until its registration at the DMV​ expires.

“It⁢ may take half a⁣ year,” the officer explained.

In response to residents’ concerns about the vehicle in the⁣ Marina District,⁤ the city clarified that the tow​ was allowed⁢ for other⁤ reasons, such as being parked in⁤ the same spot for 72 hours, as mentioned in a tweet by Garry Tan on Sept. 20.

What actions did the City of‌ San Francisco take after a tech mogul’s tweet about a parked vehicle near Safeway⁤ Marina?

SAN‍ FRANCISCO Tows Vehicle‍ Parked Near Safeway Marina After Tech ⁣Mogul’s Tweet

In⁢ an exciting turn of events, the City of ‌San Francisco swiftly took action and towed⁤ away a vehicle just two‍ blocks from Safeway Marina. This happened mere hours after tech mogul Garry Tan⁣ shared the information in a tweet on Sept. 19.

According to a police officer‌ enforcing parking violations in the Marina District,‌ the car had accumulated numerous tickets and was ​parked on Bay Street, right behind Marina Middle School. It⁤ was towed away either late on Sept.⁣ 19 or early on Sept. 20.

The vehicle was deemed a “public hazard” as​ it was blocking a lane, leading to its removal.

Garry Tan, the president and CEO of Y Combinator,⁤ revealed in his Sept. 19 tweet,​ “A vehicle used in narcotics⁤ trafficking with over ⁣$2,600 worth of tickets ‍has been parked for weeks ‍across from ‍the Marina Safeway.”

Tan also shared part of⁣ an⁣ email from Shawn McCormick, the



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