PAR has received the following statement from MUNI regarding the proposed changes to MUNI. Read more about the MUNI budget and proposed cuts in the SF Chronicle coverage.
Please be advised that the SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 has been rescheduled to Friday, February 26 at 9am. The location remains at Room 400 of City Hall.
The SFMTA Board is expected to vote at the February 26 meeting on proposals to close the Fiscal Year 2010 budget deficit.
The rescheduled meeting date will provide the SFMTA with additional time to evaluate the extensive public feedback on proposals to balance this year's budget. Thank you very much to those of you who have provided comments thus far. As you know, the SFMTA Board of Directors confronts a challenging budget situation for both the current fiscal year and the next two-year budget cycle. After layoffs and other cost-cutting measures that began last November, the SFMTA still faces a current-year $16.9 million shortfall. The solutions before the Agency and those impacted by its decisions are both painful and unpopular.
Proposed solutions include:
• Reduced frequencies and shorter service hours for Muni
• Muni fare increases and parking fee and fine increases Your opinion counts. Please attend one of the following meetings to learn more and to provide public comment.
Updated Schedule of Public Meetings on SFMTA Budget
FY 2010 Focus
SFMTA Board Meeting, City Hall Room 400
Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 9 a.m. (public hearing and possible Board action)
FY 2011-2012 Focus
Town Hall Meetings, One South Van Ness Ave. @ Market St., 2nd Floor Atrium
Wednesday, March 10 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 - 10 a.m.
SFMTA Board Meetings, City Hall Room 400
Tuesday, March 2 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 6 - 2 p.m. (public hearing and possible Board action)
Tuesday, April 20 - 2 p.m. (public hearing and possible Board action)