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An Italian firm whose cell app allows San Francisco drivers to receive a commission for the general public parking spaces they exit has briefly shut down the service following an order from the city attorney.

Regardless of pronouncing last month that it wouldn’t stop, Monkey Parking stated in a blog publish Thursday that it “temporarily disabled” its bidding carrier in San Francisco, a day earlier than metropolis lawyer Dennis Herrera’s time limit to cease operations or face a imaginable lawsuit.

“We’re at the moment reviewing our carrier to clarify our price proposition and keep away from any future misunderstandings,” the submit said.

Monkey Parking (download) CEO Paolo Dobrowolny said in an e mail Friday that his company was once working with attorneys and he hopes to meet with metropolis leaders quickly. “We need to function in full collaboration with the city,” Dobrowolny mentioned.

Herrera said in a commentary Friday that Monkey Parking and two identical smartphone apps that trade cash for parking areas, Switch and parkmodo, mentioned in writing that they will go on hiatus.

Herrera dispatched a letter to the parking apps on June 23 threatening a lawsuit in the event that they did not stop operations through July eleven.

Monkey Parking allowed drivers who score a notoriously laborious-to-get parking spot on San Francisco’s streets to promote it for $5, $10, even $20 after which wait there until the consumer arrives to take their situation.

Herrera’s letter was the most recent as state and federal lawmakers grapple with new technologies that folks can use to privately substitute taxis, hotels and even eating places. Firms in neighboring Silicon Valley incessantly use San Francisco as a trying out ground, pushing the boundaries of local authorities who don’t need to quash the booming tech economy.