San Francisco Parking Meter Revenue - By the Numbers

How many parking meters are there in San Francisco?
How much revenue is generated each year from parking meters in San Francisco?
How many tickets are issued each year for parking meter violations in San Francisco? 
How much ticket revenue is generated from parking meter violations in San Francisco each year?  

The answers to these questions and more below. 

 

Meters
25,594 - Total number of meters in 2008 (includes motorcycle meters)
29,233 - Total number of meters in 2012 (includes motorcycle meters)
3639 - Additional parking meters installed in San Francisco from 2008 to 2012.
14%  -  Percent increase in the number of Parking Meters in San Francisco from 2008 to 2012

Parking Meter Revenue
$30,065,705 -  Annual Parking Meter Revenue (FY 2007-08) 
$47,138,412 - Annual Parking Meter Revenue (FY 2011-12)
$17,072,707 - Growth in Parking Meter Revenue from 2008 to 2012
56% -  Percent increase in Parking Meter Revenue from 2008 to 2012
$1174 - Annual Revenue per Meter (FY 2007-08)
$1612 - Annual Revenue per Meter (FY 2011-12)
$438 - Growth in Parking Meter Revenue per Meter from 2008 to 2012. 
37% -  Percent increase in Parking Meter Revenue per Meter from 2008 to 2012

Parking Meter Violations 
251,665 - Number of citations issued for Parking Meter Violations in 2012
$62 - Amount of a ticket for Parking Meter Violations
$15,603,230 - Total revenue generated for the SFMTA via tickets for Parking Meter Violations
$7 - Increase in fine amount from 2011 for Parking Meter Violations from 2011 to 2012. 
12.7% - Percent increase for a ticket for Parking Meter Violations from 2011 to 2012. 
$1,761,655 - Additional revenue generated in 2012 as a result of the $7 fine increase.

Parking Meter Violations Inside the Downtown Core 
128,869 - Number of citations issued for Parking Meter Violations Inside the Downtown Core in 2012
$72 - Ticket amount for Parking Meter Violations Inside the Downtown Core in 2012
$9,278,568 - Total revenue generated for the SFMTA via tickets for Parking Meter Violations Inside the Downtown Core in 2012
$7 - Increase in fine amount from 2011 for Parking Meter Violations Inside the Downtown Core from 2011 to 2012. 
10.7% - Percent increase for a ticket for Parking Meter Violations Inside the Downtown Core from 2011 to 2012. 
$902,083 - Additional revenue generated in 2012 as a result of the $7 fine increase from $65 to $72.  

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) (the agency responsible for parking enforcement in addition to, you know, running all of Muni)
$778,000,000 - SFMTA Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
6% - Percent of SFMTA Budget paid for by parking meter revenue.
3% - Percent of SFMTA Budget paid for by parking meter revenue.