Saturday, July 14, 2018

ANOTHER ONE: Busybody "Permit Betty" Fired!!



In yet another viral video making the rounds on social media featuring a busybody, a San Francisco woman nicknamed 'Permit Betty' can be seen questioning a street vendor over a permit, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The man recording the video calls the woman "Permit Betty," and accuses her of "trying to mess with people just trying to make a living."

"Sorry guys, they have to have the permits," says the busybody, who has been identified as Rene Folena. "If they're trying to make a living here you would never be able to walk on the sidewalk."

The video has been viewed nearly 1 million times on Facebook and has been shared over 22,000 times.

According to the SFC, Folena works for Streetplus, a community group that works with the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

After the incident, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District stated that Folena "no longer works on behalf of the district."

"An employee of a service provider misrepresented the YBCBD," the district wrote on Twitter. "That individual no longer works on behalf of the district. This individual was not a direct employee of the YBCBD and we take responsibility for anyone who works on our behalf."

This comes on the heels of  Permit Patty (See:San Francisco Busy Body of the Year: Calls Police on 8-Year Old Girl Selling Water Without a Permit).

"Permit Patty"( identified as Alison Ettel), following the video which featured her, stepped down as CEO of her cannabis company. TreatsWellHealth.

At least three marijuana dispensaries stated publicly they would stop selling TreatWell products.

"I forgot to mention that we had pulled [TreatWell's] product line as soon as we saw the video," said the manager of one San Francisco store. "We do not support that type of behavior!" And, The producer of "Lady Buds," an upcoming documentary on women in the legal cannabis industry, said Ettel would no longer be part of the project.

Some have pointed out the irony of Ettel selling marijuana products for dogs despite the fact that cannabis is not regulated or approved for use on animals.

She told the SFC in 2015 that the company's practice was "kind of like 'don't ask, don't tell.'"

-RW