I will admit to schadenfreude…

Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street

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  • Bla Bla

    LOL

    Wah! They can’t have it! Wah wah!

    Too bad so sad… Should have paid the 14$ you ass clowns!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzE4ILFgHzo

  • Brett_McS

    I’m sure the new owners would take a “reasonable” offer to sell it back. Just add a few zeros.

  • JusticeVegas Covfefe Fanatic

    Congratulations and God bless them! Any one of the homeowners could have snapped it up easily. Back taxes are brutal – tens of millions of Americans can tell you that firsthand.

  • simus1

    Only the little people pay taxes.
    Which brings up an interesting side issue.
    Who was maintaining the privately owned street for these many years? Surely not the city as a quiet favour to influential vote whores living there and their equally well moneyed neighbours?.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Interesting. I didn’t know that a gated community’s streets could actually be privately owned. These real estate investors are quite brilliant. They saw an opportunity, reached out and grabbed it successfully. It’s the American Way! šŸ˜‰

    I gotta find me a street or two to buy…….

    • Hard Little Machine

      Here there are a number of reasons that people would want to privatize a street:

      Install their own speed bumps
      Create their own speed limits
      Regulate their own trash pickup
      Hire their own snowplow

      And the most popular reason, control on-street parking and institute towing to enforce it. This also includes rules that limit or eliminate parking of homeowner’s work-trucks on the street.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I know all that. But thanks anyway.

  • tom_billesley

    Being California, how much will they be charging home owners for permission to install charging points for electric cars?

  • Exile1981

    3 decades of failing to pay taxes? What took the city so long to sell it?