People who live in San Francisco historic Alamo Square neighborhood are fighting for a law that will keep tour buses off of their already busy streets.
Some residents along Alamo Square complain they're fed up with the traffic caused by the architecture that made the area famous.
One tour bus every three minutes can be seen on Steiner Street. Tourists arrive in hordes for a glimpse of the iconic Painted Ladies prominently featured in the syndicated show Full House.
Resident Pedro Toledo told KTVU he can hear tour bus guides on their loudspeakers, misidentifying his home as the one where the Olsen twins lived.
"It's not any of those houses," Toledo said.
Residents have been fighting for two years to force buses carrying nine or mor people to stay away, citing problems with exhaust and traffic congestion.
Last year, the city ordered tour buses to park on one specific corner. That attempt at a solution just launched new complaints by different people.
"They're walking about three blocks now, but we're hearing from neighbors in that community that they don't want buses there," said SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose.
On Lombard Street, longtime resident Jim Ludlow said he's learned to embrace the onslaught of attention from an estimated two million visitors a year. He told KTVU nothing can keep them away.
"They can be backed up to Octavia. That's seven blocks," said Ludlow.
Some who visit the popular areas questioned why people who chose to live in neighborhoods that draw tourists complain about the crowds.
"I wouldn't say they have any more right to quiet than these other people," said one visitor.
Another visitor said he would never put up with all of this.
"There's a certain amount of privacy you should expect on a street that's beautiful," a tourist told KTVU.
Friday morning, a transportation panel will sit down with residents to listen to their complaints, hear there concerns and talk about options. That includes re-routing buses off Steiner to Fulton street, which is on the other end of Alamo Square.
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.