Mayor retains power to appoint to SFMTA board

San Francisco’s supervisors will likely not receive a greater voice within the agency that oversees Muni and city streets.

Voters on Tuesday appear to have rejected Proposition L, which would have split the appointments on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency between the Mayor’s Office and the Board of
Supervisors.

Currently the mayor makes all seven appointments. Prop. L would have given three of those appointments would to the supervisors.

Also under Prop. L, the Board of Supervisors would have only needed only a simple majority of six members to approve or veto SFMTA’s budget; now it needs seven.

The measure was seen as one of a suite of other measures Tuesday that would chip away at the power of the Mayor’s Office.

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