Jeramey Jannene

The City Attorney of San Francisco has sent an immediate cease-and-desist letter to the makers of MonkeyParking, a smartphone app that allows drivers to auction off their parking spaces.
In the Monday letter, City Attorney Dennis Herrera cited a city code that forbids drivers who “enter into a lease, rental agreement, or contract of any kind” for public parking spots. The violation is punishable by up to $300 in fines.
The Rome-based makers of the app have until July 11, 2014 to comply, and they could then face a lawsuit brought by the city. In addition to the City by the Bay, the startup also operates in the Italian capital.
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