Attended Special Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday at noon for a vote on 2009-2010 Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Budget. Not surprisingly the budget passed on a vote of 6 to 5 with Supervisors Avalos, Mar, Mirkarimi, Daly and Campos voting against the budget.
The supervisors including Bevan Dufty, President David Chiu and Sophie Maxwell all did their part in helping amend the Muni budget. Now we all have to be watchdogs to make sure that the pressure is put on the SFMTA Board to make sure revenues are found and that Muni's budget is calculated correctly.
My question is - why did he take so much effort to improve the budget to help the people of San Francisco? We have to depend on the MTA Board to help us. I understand why we have the increased fares - but it is the "how" that bothers me.
Everyone involved in pushing for a better budget should be thanked - this is not the end - only the beginning. Muni goes up to $2. on July 1, 2009 with fast past going up to $55. from $45.
The next meeting of the San Francisco MTA meeting is June 2, 2009 at 2 p.m.