Tuesday, June 11 – Public Hearing: Fiscal Year 2013/14 Annual Budget

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013, 11:00 AM

Pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 131266, the following notice is hereby given:
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority will hold a hearing to consider the adoption of its Fiscal Year 2013/14 Budget at its regularly scheduled Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Committee Room, City Hall Room 263, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, California.
After recommendation of the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Budget by the Finance Committee, the Board of Commissioners will consider the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Annual Budget in the amount of approximately $245.1 million at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Legislative Chamber, City Hall Room 250.
Members of public will have an opportunity to provide input at both the June 11 and June 25 meetings.
The proposed budget is available for public review at the Board of Supervisors Clerk’s Office, City Hall Room 244, at the San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), at the offices of various Chambers of Commerce, and at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority office at 1455 Market Street, 22nd Floor, as well as through the Authority’s website at www.sfcta.org.
Proposed Budget and Work Plan FY13/14

Unelected swarms of bureaucrats hope to harass Bay Area citizens

Plan Bay Area. Do any community residents like it? Why benefits most by building dense housing? Not families living in single family dwellings.


by Richard Colman :halfwaytoconcord – excerpt

A brilliant American leader once wrote: “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.” That brilliant American was Thomas Jefferson, as he refered to King George III of England, in the Declaration of independence, which he authored.

Something similar to the autocracy of King George III is coming to the Bay Area. What is arriving is Plan Bay Area, a long document that will, if enacted, irreversibly transform the Bay Area’s land-use patterns.

Plan Bay Area’s goal is to curtail the use of cars and push Bay Area residents into high-rise, high-density housing. The housing, often called “stack and pack” housing, is to be located near such transit hubs as BART stations. In theory, stack-and-pack housing will lead to less carbon dioxide pollution, and — again in theory…

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S.F. boom leaving many behind

Some findings by an Examiner journalist are pretty surprising. They back up other stories regarding rumors of plans to displace residents in some neighborhoods.


by Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

Amid a rebounding San Francisco economy, attention is being brought to the inequity found in neglected neighborhoods where residents are more likely to be killed, drop out of school, suffer health complications at an early age and earn low incomes.

As The City attracts large, high-profile events such as the America’s Cup and Super Bowl L in 2016, and as a growing local technology industry drives the economic recovery, Supervisor John Avalos said San Francisco leaders must rethink how budget and policy decisions are being made at City Hall given the stark disparities among communities.

“The City doesn’t always make the decision that is going to serve the most impacted, where the need is greatest,” Avalos said. Instead, he said, the more organized and well-heeled constituencies benefit more and some neighborhoods are “actually falling behind in the resources that they should get.”…


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Chain Reaction Of Injures After Muni Bus Falls Apart

by – excerpt

An accident involving the overhead equipment above a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus injured four people downtown this morning, fire and Muni officials said.
The 31-Balboa bus was near Market and Main streets around 10:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, authorities said.
A rope connecting to the overhead poles on the bus came loose and struck a nearby bus stop sign, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.
The sign hit an adult leading a group of schoolchildren on a field trip and also hit one of the children, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.
Those two both fell onto another adult and child. All four suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital as a precaution, Talmadge said… (more)

The sad state of Muni vehicles and equipment is well documented. Most of the city’s lawsuits involve the SFMTA. When will the city officials quite approving transfer of Muni funds from Muni operations to non-Muni projects?
Let your supervisors know you want the SFMTA to
FIX THE MUNI FIRST! contact city officials