San Francisco parking meters will begin operating on Sundays today, forcing residents and visitors to make sure they have extra change in their pockets seven days a week.
City parking meters will be in operation on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. everywhere in the city, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The only exceptions will be at Fisherman's Wharf, where meters will continue to operate on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and in the Port of San Francisco's jurisdiction along the waterfront, where they will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Along with the new meter system, all parking meters will have at least four-hour time limits on Sundays.
Luckily for those who might not have heard about the changes yet, parking control officers will issue only warnings to cars at expired meters this Sunday, as well as Jan. 13 and 20, before full
enforcement takes effect later this month.
Officials also said that all meters will offer a pre-payment option for occasions that start in the morning and run into the afternoon.
In addition, all one-hour time limits in effect at San Francisco meters Monday through Saturday will be converted to two-hour limits in an effort to make time limits more consistent throughout the city, officials said.