Supes discuss Muni overhaul measure 

The Board of Supervisor Rules Committee held its first hearing Friday on a proposal  November charter amendment introduced by members of the Board of Supervisors that they say will bring needed change to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Another measure is also making its way toward that is also said to be the Muni fix. Supervisor Sean Elsbernd has been gathering signatures to place his proposed charter amendment on the November ballot. The two measures have key differences.

Mayor Gavin Newsom, who recently threw his support behind Elsbernd’s effort, sent a letter to the board opposing its proposal, criticizing a number of the provisions. He said, “This proposal lacks a narrative of true reform and substantially increases the City’s General Fund deficit.” He also said the proposal fails to “directly confront the most daunting budgetary challenge the SFMTA faces” restrictive driver work rules that cost the agency millions of wasted dollars every year.”
The committee talked about the measure’s provisions and said more hearings will follow in weeks ahead.

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