Earlier this month, Oakland Mayor-elect Jean Quan confirmed to SF Weekly that she isn't wearing the same purple suit everywhere. Rather, she has three or four purple suits. "Plum purple is my color," she told us.
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.