After high-profile dismissals, Breed appoints new SFMTA director

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodrigue : sfexaminer – excerpt

Jeffrey Tumlin to lead Muni after sexual harassment scandal, operator shortage

Jeffrey Tumlin will head San Francisco’s transportation agency, Mayor London Breed is set to announce Wednesday.

Breed’s move to bring new leadership to the troubled San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency caps off her year-long effort to reform its workplace culture, stem its operator shortage, and fix its rampant mechanical woes.

Those problems led to Breed asking for the previous SFMTA Director of Transportation, Ed Reiskin, to resign.

Muni’s year of tumult has culminated in this appointment, part of Breed’s bid to reform the agency…

Tumlin will start his new role in December, pending approval by the SFMTA Board of Directors in the coming weeks…(more)

Hope that he has learned by his many past mistakes.

SF could have a public bank by 2020


I was there and when Supervisor Fewer announced a bill to move the city’s funds out of Wall Street and into a local institution that would fund affordable housing, and small business.

San Francisco is moving closer to having its own public bank.

Today, Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, alongside the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition, gathered on the steps of City Hall to announce she is introducing legislation to establish the Public Bank of San Francisco.

If this legislation moves forward, San Francisco would be the second public agency in the nation to form a public bank after North Dakota, which created a public bank in 1919... (more)