San Francisco is well acquainted with NIMBYs, who frequently succeed in delaying, denying or downsizing nearby housing projects on the dubious unstated grounds of “Not in my Backyard.”

Now at Balboa Reservoir, one of the city’s largest housing sites, 1,100 badly needed new homes are at risk of being blocked by an even more conspicuously self-regarding group. We’ll call them NIMPLEs, as in, “Not in my parking lot, either.” 

Faculty, students and even trustees of nearby City College…