Transit Digest â€” Whereâ€™s SFPD on Muni, and Is the $2 Fare Coming? [UPDATE]
Update: Per the item below about SFPD’s responsibilities to Muni, SF Appeal has the dirty details.
Original post: At yesterdayâ€™s public hearing, details of Muniâ€™s budgeting and funding got a lot of people up in arms. Now that Muni is looking at a huge deficit, itâ€™s time to drill down to where the money goes. Apparently various city departments are charging Muni for services, to the outrage of Supervisor Bevan Dufty. Among the charges to Muni: SFPD actually bills Muni $12 million to â€œhelp fund traffic enforcement divisionâ€ and provide â€œpolice services,â€ which leads SF Appeal to ask: â€œHave you ever seen SFPD on Muni?â€
Hmmm. Nope, I havenâ€™t either.
Everyone wants to take a closer look at these â€œwork ordersâ€ from other city departments, but to balance the budget, weâ€™re hearing talks of fare hikes again.
In other news, Tom Prete has a roundup of San Franciscoâ€™s Central Subway discussion at the SPUR forum, and if you live in the Sunset, there is a public meeting next Wednesday about repairs on the N-Judah and L-Taraval lines.
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