SF supervisors may defy mayor on transit funding measure

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

San Francisco’s vehicle license fee would go from 0.65 percent of a vehicle’s value to 2 percent under a proposal designed to raise funds for Muni and other transportation programs.

San Francisco likes to bill itself as a transit-first city, and it could have the chance to invest $1 billion over the next 15 years in road resurfacing, public-transit capital needs and bicycle safety-focused street projects.

To do that, The City would need to go to the November ballot with a vehicle license fee increase. However, that prospect could be doomed.

With today’s deadline to introduce the measure for the fall election, members of the Board of Supervisors remained in discussions Monday about whether to move ahead with the proposal even though Mayor Ed Lee has already come out against such action… (more)

How about we let the voters weigh in on what they want by putting the Restore Transportation Balance initiative on the ballot. Details are here: http://restorebalance14.org/

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