Jean Quan, Oakland's Mayor-Elect, Has Car Booted
|This boot has a message Jean Quan couldn't disagree with|
Today, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Quan has another pastime to go along with wearing purple about town: Not paying parking tickets. Quan's Toyota Prius -- not purple but silver, by the way -- was booted earlier this week. She had more than $1,000 in unpaid tickets. Yes, you could get several purple suits for that.
Quan refused to talk to the Chron about the matter. On the contrary, when SF Weekly broke the story that San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi had his car booted last year, he was able to joke about the situation.
"I'm doing my part to support the [Municipal Transportation Agency] budget," deadpanned Mirkarimi, who admitted he'd let "some tickets pile up." In San Francisco, you need to fall at least five tickets behind before the boot comes out.
|Sadly, 'The Boot' doesn't come in purple to match Jean Quan's ensemble...|
Also, plum purple is not Ross' color.