Nearly 200 operators will lose their jobs as part of a new wave of massive layoffs the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is proposing in order to reduce its budget deficit. Read More
Troubled by the possibility of employee layoffs, BART’s board of directors delayed approving a financing package Thursday that would plug a midyear deficit of $25.2 million. Read More
Although fewer parking enforcers will be on the streets next month handing out citations to scofflaw drivers, it is very unlikely the number of tickets being handed out will decrease.
Since The City flooded the streets with additional parking control officers in the last two years, the number of parking citations has been on the decline, prompting city officials to take some of the ticket cops off the streets. Read More
Parking control officers, traffic counters, cleaners, and other city servants working for the Municipal Transportation Agency showed up in large numbers at the agency’s board of directors meeting on Tuesday to protest employee layoffs planned for later this month.
The agency, faced with making up a $47 million deficit, is set to axe 108 of its workers by January 22, a move that will save it $12.3 million. Read More
Amid a fiscal crisis, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to appropriate nearly $2 million in an effort to postpone planned layoffs of city public health and clerical workers for two months, until after the holidays. Read More
Eighteen protesters were arrested after they sat in the middle of a busy intersection during rush hour, blocking traffic.
Unionized city employees protesting layoffs and wage reductions marched from San Francisco City Hall to Market Street this afternoon.
A circle of demonstrators blocked the intersection of Market and Eighth streets at 6 p.m. Read More