Compare A with B, as seen in the City of San Mateo:
But the SFMTA wants more more more, so it’s hatched a plan called Prop A, to raise your rent (literally) and/or take your property taxes to pay for, among other things, cost overruns on the entirely unnecessary pork-barrel project called the Central Subway.
“During a pair of recent presentations at city political clubs, MTA commissioner Cheryl Brinkman, arguing on behalf of Prop. A, stated that a City Attorney’s opinion concluded that, when it comes to bond language, the terms “shall” and “may” are identical. Huh.
Brinkman now says she’s not entirely sure what she said. Multiple witnesses are more certain: ‘She did say that!’ recalls Potrero Hill Democrats president Joni Eisen.”… (more)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – Tom Nolan, Chairman of the Board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), today issued the following statement congratulating Cheryl Brinkman on her reappointment as Vice Chair of the SFMTA Board of Directors.
“Cheryl Brinkman is a champion for transit and sustainable modes of transportation and her reappointment to the MTA Board of Director symbolizes this city’s commitment to achieving our transit first goals. Her work thus far has resulted in the support of effective policies, strong community partnerships, and sustainable strategies that have ultimately improved our transportation network. I certainly look forward to relying on her valuable experience and insight as a regular transit rider and transporation advocate as we work to secure two transportation funding measures on the November 2014 ballot. These potential new and stable funding sources would help support smoother roads, improved transit reliability, reduced crowding on Muni, pedestrian safety enhancements, and better defined bikeways.”
Brinkman was sworn in by Mayor Ed Lee today… (more)
Mayor Ed Lee apparently has no concern over conflicts of interests where Ms. Brinkman is concerned. Her husband’s company benefits directly from the North Beach tunnel project, and she has economic ties to the SFTMA and the SF Bicycle Coalition and the other “non-profits” that profit from the city’s many contracts from managing housing to street calming and car sharing.