Thanks for getting most of your fact right on the Parking Meter contract, even though the news is old by now. We appreciate accuracy. In a every lightly attended Board of Supervisors meeting, all supervisors voted on the amendment to stop expansion of the parking meters into the neighborhood. All but Supervisor Kim, who along with Campos cited no binding language in the contract, voted in favor of the amended contract. It is important for the public to watch closely and report any new meters going in to the supervisors and Ed Reiskin. There is no mention here of the Port meters. The Port controls it's own property and will no doubt be adding more meters where it chooses. Be on the look out and complain about those too.
" Repayment of the bonds will come from the transit agency’s operating budget."
Why not pay for it with the developer's fees instead of allowing the in kind deals. Do you really want to spend the bond money to finance the debt of the bulb-outs and bike lanes? Or would you rather spend the money to keep the Muni lines you depend from being cut? Would you like a choice in how the money is spent? If you are as fed up as we are, consider signing our petition to Stop SFMTA and join us in our fight to take back control of our streets: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-sfmt…
The taxpaying drivers may replace some politicians who don't support their rights to own and drive their cars in 2014. SFMTA is making the mistake of believing its own lies about how popular bikes are. The 99% is fed up with the traffic. Taking up street space to park bikes at home is absurd when most bikers park their bikes inside their homes. Does the SFMTA think voters are stupid enough to approve more bond money for when they are spending millions on bike lockers and bike lanes?
Ellis Act evictions are magnifying the problem by pushing more people onto the street. Plan Bay Area Social engineers who anticipate mass “displacement” of residents in favor of dense new housing for an anticipated new population of wealthy young techies, have no plan for the displaced.
We need to bring back trailer and car parks.
Many civilized "world class" cities have car parks, where people are allowed to live in their vehicles. Given the choice between the sidewalk and a car, now that city park grounds are off-limits, I would choose my car. The cheapest, fasted low-income housing is a trailer or car park.
Thank your Supervisors for protecting us from this latest SFMTA move. They heard your voices and doing what they can do legally to hold the SFMTA accountable for their actions. The one thing they can do is to refuse to sign the contracts the SFMTA brings them to sign off on.
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Looks as if there are some courts that are questioning the EIR that failed to mention one of the buildings being excavated. http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/11/05/6…
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