sfexaminer.com – excerpt
I think I’m losing my mind with what’s going on in San Francisco these days, but I still have a much better grip on reality than Supervisor David Campos and his crusaders for free Muni youth passes.
This insanity can’t get much more obvious than when two facing pages in The San Francisco Examiner feature stories about Sunday parking meter enforcement and free passes for the kids who bring loud music, litter, cussing and fighting onto the buses.
As we all know, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is constantly whining about how cash-poor it is, but at the same time, its board of directors wants to permit even more freeloading while the buses go without maintenance.
Sunday meter enforcement makes the news only because the privileged churchgoers — who have been blocking our streets illegally for decades — fear they may actually have to be careful how they park like the rest of us.
And it is this same Campos who can’t be bothered to lift a finger to bring in more revenue by citing all the cars that park illegally on his district’s sidewalks, making it necessary for pedestrians to risk their lives walking in the middle of the street.
We are taking no position on the free Muni passes for youth and are holding out hope that Campos will protect us as he promised. We do agree that the SFMTA is out of control and needs to be stopped. As we mentioned in the stupid story, they appear to be incapable of doing anything other than complaining and whining for more money. We draw the line at the idea that the Muni is spending time entertaining the idea that Muni should charge according to income. GIVE ME A BREAK! How many meetings will Ed attend to discus this latest insanity? How many buses will be out of order tomorrow? Muni needs a real leader who doesn’t do anything else. FIX MUNI FIRST!