Greed knows no bounds. Non-profits suing hand that feeds them.

Let’s see if we have this right, Mario and his non-profit friends who are funded by the government (our tax dollars) are suing said government over a CEQA review requirement. Was a CEQA review performed prior to instating Sunday meter enforcement? If not, how can there be a requirement to eliminate enforcement now?

Muni doesn’t have a money problem. SFMTA has a spending problem. They also live in a time warp. They are planning for 2030 and we are living in 2014. When things are mess now, why should we trust them to fix the future?
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How will the Dark Money Disclosure Bill SB 27 impact the future of non-profits who have been hiring lobbyists in Sacramento? How many conflicts of interests will be exposed?
They should pack up their tents and leave quietly with their winnings and leave us to fix the mess they made.

Free Sunday meter plan challenged with environmental review

By  : sfweekly – excerpt

Transit advocacy groups filed an appeal today challenging a controversial vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors to end paid Sunday meters last month.

The appeal contests paid Sunday meters were a benefit to many, and the decision to terminate the program was made without adequate review under the California Environmental Quality Act.

“The enforcement of parking meters on Sunday in San Francisco has been doing exactly what it was designed to do,” the appeal argues, “reduce traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase parking availability, and increase revenues in the City and County of San Francisco.”

The appeal was filed by transit groups Livable City, The San Francisco Transit Riders Union, and an individual, Mario Tanev. The appeal will now go to the Board of Supervisors, for a vote to approve or deny review under CEQA… (more)

Let’s see if we have this right, Mario and his non-profit friends who are funded by the government (our tax dollars) are suing said government over a CEQA review requirement. Was a CEQA review performed prior to instating Sunday meter enforcement? If not, how can there be a requirement to eliminate enforcement now?

Muni doesn’t have a money problem. SFMTA has a spending problem. They also live in a time warp. They are planning for 2030 and we are living in 2014. When things are mess now, why should we trust them to fix the future?

Sign up to take back our streets and Restore Transportation Balance

 

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Groups file appeal challenging Sunday parking meter cutback

 

RESTORE TRANSPORTATION BALANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO

RESTORE TRANSPORTATION BALANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO

CONCERNED CITIZENS, who feel that the Prop E experiment has failed, have united to fight the mighty SFMTA. If you feel that a change of policy is in order, send a strong message to city authorities to let the voters decide. Help us put an alternative policy on the November ballot.

Message from the proponents of the Ballot initiative:

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce the launch of our website, www.restorebalance14.org as we enter the next phase in our quest to put the Restore Transportation Balance Initiative on the ballot.

To qualify for the November 4, 2014 ballot, we need to gather over 9,702 valid signatures from registered San Francisco voters between May 17th and July 7th.

Please join us as we kick-off our signature gathering efforts:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30 am
Franklin Dental Offices
2827 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

We will be giving a training on gathering signatures before making our first foray out into the City to talk to voters.

I hope to see you all there. Be sure to bring a friend or two!

Jason P. Clark
Proponent, Restore Transportation Balance Initiative
www.restorebalance14.org