by Jerold Chinn : KQED – excerpt
San Francisco transportation officials need to do a better job managing parking. And if they make extra money to balance its books in the process, all the better.
That’s what the head of the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency is telling city supervisors as he tries to close an expected $17 million budget gap over the next two fiscal years…
The new officers would address complaints from residents — the subject of the city controller’s audit, which will examine how the transit agency can better deploy its workforce on the street…
How is the transit agency expecting to bridge the $17 million gap?
- Better-than-expected take from the city’s general fund: $5.9 million
- Parking and traffic enforcement: $6.5 million
- Better management of the taxi and limousine program: $4 million
- Other, including transfers from other departments: $1.9 million
- The total is, in theory, $18.2 million, enough for a balanced budget.
The Board of Supervisors has until Aug. 1 to accept or reject the transit agency’s final budget as part of the city’s overall budget for the fiscal year.
We suggest residents quit complaining to the SFMTA, they they are using these complaints as an excuse to raise enforce more laws.