On-street parking spots can be hard to find in Boston. An app called Haystack aims to solve that problem by helping drivers find parking spaces and, if the driver is desperate enough, even offer to pay someone to move an already-parked car and create a spot. Sure enough, the Boston City Council is ready with an ordinance to ban it, BetaBoston reports.
As in the case of Uber's disruption of the taxi industry, local politicians just can't stand the thought of a business using the city's streets to make money without first paying proper fealty to the politicians. It's the kind of attitude that drives tech firms away to Silicon Valley.