Speak your mind about Muni safety at City Hall next Monday
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Supervisor Bevan Dufty will be holding a hearing on Muni safety and the SFPD’s involvement therein next Monday. Dufty’s office is looking for stories from real people (i.e., you) — the positive stories along with “my iPhone got snagged” and whatnot.
We applaud the effort to clampdown on crime aboard Muni vehicles. But these public officials cannot do this effectively without our help. If you’ve witnessed or been victim to a crime on Muni, and you can do it, go the meeting and let the police and our elected officials know about your experience. If you’re annoyed by the police presence on Muni (and we know you’re out there), go, too. All voices are encouraged to speak up.
After all, it’s partially up to us to make Muni a safer environment, right?
Here’s some press-releasy notes from Dufty’s office:
The hearing will take place at the City Operation and Neighborhood Services (CONS) Committee on Monday, November 23rd at 11:00 in room 250 of City Hall.
Supervisor Dufty’s office is seeking to hear from Muni riders who have experienced crime or who have witnessed crime to testify at the hearing. It is crucial that representatives from Muni and the San Francisco Police Department hear from Muni riders about their experience riding public transit.
Please contact Boe Hayward of Supervisor Dufty’s office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help improve the safety on Muni and ensure that the Bus Inspection Program is implemented and continues.
[Bus Inspection Program]
Hearing to get a status update from the Municipal Transportation Agency and San Francisco Police Department on the Bus Inspection Program which will focus on the
ongoing Bus Inspection Program trial program that has been implemented at several police stations in San Francisco and how the TransLink card has been used.
We wish we could give away prizes for participation. Maybe a healthier, safer Muni is the prize?