SF seeks support for proposed transportation ballot measures with public meetings, website 

click to enlarge San Francisco transit officials are seeking to raise support for two proposed transportation ballot measures with community meetings and a new website dedicated to the effort. - CINDY CHEW/2006 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
  • Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner file photo
  • San Francisco transit officials are seeking to raise support for two proposed transportation ballot measures with community meetings and a new website dedicated to the effort.

A week before the Board of Supervisors' deadline to introduce one of two bond measures for the November ballot to provide transportation-funding support, Mayor Ed Lee and The City's transit agency on Tuesday announced a series of community meetings and a new website around the effort.

The Mayor's 2030 Transportation Task Force has found San Francisco needs to invest $10 billion in transportation infrastructure through 2030 to meet current and future demands. Only $3.7 billion has been identified, but officials note the remaining gap could be narrowed if voters approve a $500 million general-obligation transportation bond and a vehicle license fee that would generate $1 billion over 15 years.

The Board of Supervisors has a May 13 deadline to introduce the general obligation bond and a June 10 deadline for the vehicle license fee. July 22 is the final date for the board to put the measures on the November ballot.

"It's really a once-in-a-generation opportunity to really make a difference and improve transportation and make it faster, easier, more convenient to get around in The City," SFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin said.

The first of 10 community meetings takes place Monday at 5:30 p.m. with Supervisor London Breed, at the African American Art and Culture Complex. The new website is www.sftransportation2030.com.

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Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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