Muni Re-Reform Discussion at D3 Demo Club Monday

The District 3 Democratic Club is hosting a forum on Supervisor Peskin’s Muni reform proposals on Monday, June 25, at 6 pm. Details from the announcement below:

“MUNI Reform” Forum

District 3 Democratic Club (D3DC)

Monday, June 25th, 6pm – 8:15pm

Bocce Café (478 Green St, SF 94133, cross street Grant St (North Beach)) in the back outdoor covered area

* President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin *
* Chairman of Rescue Muni, Andrew Sullivan *
* SPUR Transportation Policy Director Dave Snyder *

6 – 6:30pm Mix & mingle, reception (no host bar)
6:30 – 8:15pm Forum discussion followed by Q&A

The recent MUNI T-Third light-rail line was introduced to much fanfare but had numerous issues sparking widespread criticism and a wider community debate on the poor state of our city’s transportation system. Supervisor Peskin has responded to recent MUNI woes with a charter amendment that includes the following measures for the
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA):

• Allocate all revenue from The City’s parking garages and meters to the MTA
• Revoke the agency’s non-negotiable salary formula, which keeps its operators among the highest paid in the country
• Give the agency more time to adopt its budget.
• Incent MTA executives with bonuses for increased ridership
• Require in the city’s constitution that the MTA produce a plan to reduce carbon emissions from all vehicles and increase ridership

While the amendment addresses important areas in need of improvement, labor union representatives have indicated that drivers salaries are not so much the issue as the ongoing budget deficit. Please join us as Supervisor Peskin sheds more details on this significant ballot measure and the panelists and attendees join in this fascinating discussion.