Members of the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee will once again delve into Muni affairs by holding a hearing Thursday on the agency and its response to Harvey Rose’s audit. The agency sent out a press release announcing its response to the audit’s findings on Wednesday. The agency pretty much defends itself including the audit’s finding that it could save at least $3 million with some improvements.
“The SFMTA disagrees with the estimated savings as stated by the auditors,” the response says and goes on to say that it made “prudent business decisions” that resulted in about $24 million in savings.
Needless to say, the agency’s response has set the agency up for some tough questions. The committee meets at 1:30 pm Thursday at City Hall in Room 250. The hearing comes three days after members of the board introduced a charter amendment for the November ballot that would provide the board with more control over the agency.
This all comes as people are upset that it’s more expensive to ride the transit system and that on May 8 the agency imposed 10 percent service cuts.