Should a Private Company Auction Public Parking Spaces?

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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.


Jesse Smith, chief assistant city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco

Daniel Shifrin, founder of ParkModo