By Mark Calvey : bizjournals – excerpt
San Francisco voters will have their say on one of today’s hottest debates, whether the automobile provides unprecedented personal freedom or is the root cause of all that’s wrong with America.
The measure put forward by auto enthusiasts is designed to rein in San Francisco’s transit first policy by “restoring transportation balance in San Francisco,” as the initiative is titled. The full text is posted on the city’s Department of Elections website. Tech giant Sean Parker is providing the financial firepower behind the measure, TechCrunch reported. That’s likely to further inflame the tech backlash in San Francisco…
San Francisco voters will have their say on three traffic measures this November.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said Monday that he’s putting a $500 million bond measure on the November ballot to pay for transportation improvements. Supervisor Scott Wiener has placed a measure on the ballot that would tie Muni funding to the city’s population growth, with a 10-year retroactive feature.
The pro-auto initiative on the November ballot notes that 79 percent of San Francisco households own or lease an auto and that nearly half of the city’s residents who work outside their homes get to work by car… (more)