Ed Lee nominates Cristina Rubke to SFMTA board 

Mayor Ed Lee has nominated Cristina Rubke, an attorney and disability activist, to sit on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors, the body that governs Muni.

If confirmed by the Board of Supervisors, Rubke will replace Bruce Oka, a four-year member of the SFMTA board whose term expired at the end of April. Oka did not attend Tuesday’s SFMTA board meeting.

Rubke, who, like Oka, uses a wheelchair for assistance, is a counsel to Shartsis Friese LLP, and a member of the Better Market Street Project Community Advisory Committee and the America’s Cup Organizing Committee. According to a release by Mayor Lee’s office, Rubke is a frequent Muni passenger.

“As a regular transit rider and advocate for people with disabilities, Cristina Rubke will bring valuable perspective and experience to the SFMTA Board,” Lee said in a press release on Tuesday.

Last month, Lee nominated Malcolm Heinicke for reappointment on the seven-person board. He has not been confirmed yet by the Board of Supervisors.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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