Wed, Jun 25, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

Should a Private Company Auction Public Parking Spaces?

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San Francisco parking meters.
San Francisco parking meters.

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has told mobile app startup MonkeyParking, which auctions off public parking spaces in the city, that earning a profit on public on-street parking spots is illegal. Herrera is also demanding that Apple remove the mobile application from its app store. We'll discuss the city attorney's move, which also affects similar start-ups like Sweetch and ParkModo.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Daniel Shifrin, founder of ParkModo
  • Jesse Smith, chief assistant city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco

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