Muni overtime use under fire from San Francisco supervisor

Muni overtime usage is coming under fire as the transit system is once again on pace to exceed its time-and-a-half budget set at the start of the fiscal year.

Supervisor David Campos wants answers and on Tuesday scheduled a Dec. 8 hearing before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee to find out what the plan is for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which over sees Muni, to deal with overtime usage.

“The MTA made a commitment to come back to the Board of Supervisors with a plan for how to deal with overtime and we look forward to hearing from them on that plan,” Campos said.

Campos introduced and passed legislation earlier this year to hold city departments more accountable on their over time use.

While the Board of Supervisors can force city department heads to ask for approval of spending more overtime than initially budgeted at the start of fiscal years, it cannot do the same with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency since the department operates with more autonomy. But the board can apply political pressure on the agency.

jsabatini@sfexaminer.com

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