Transport Workers Union Local 200

Rider Alert posted 5/30/2004

6/1 MTA Board Mtg

Seven Million Dollar Questions

Targeted Layoffs

Transport Workers Union Local 200
San Francisco, CA 94115


Partial Text of MTA Resolution
for approval on June 1, 2004

"WHEREAS, As approved by the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors
on February 27, 2004, the Municipal Railway Department's FY2005 Budget authorizes
the Director of Transportation to discontinue service on the 3 or 4 line and the 7 line,
if he considers such reductions necessary and appropriate, subject to all applicable

RESOLVED, That whether to proceed with the proposed discontinuation of service on
the 3 or 4 line and the 7 line is subject to the environmental review process required
by CEQA and until that process is complete, the MTA retains discretion to modify
these proposed service changes as necessary..."

"On February 27, 2004, the Board approved a proposed operating budget for Muni
that include $5 million in savings from service adjustments and $2 million in savings
from run-cutting efficiencies.  Those savings are likewise included in the Revised
FY2005 Operating Budget."

4 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Room 400, City Hall

Michael Burns’ Budget Is Higher Than Last Year
Up from $464,524,248 in FY2004 to $486,033,332 in FY2005
The Proposed FY2005 budget is up over $10 million since February!
But the Cuts & Employee Layoffs are STILL THERE!

Why is MTA Taking Money from the Riders to fund Construction Projects?
MTA’s Budget & Ridership & Position Numbers Are Plain Wrong.

If you can’t make it, please contact the MTA:
Phone: 415-554-6896                Fax: 415-554-4143
e-mail:  [email protected]


PDF with Budget details:
(Attachment B & C include details of 135 MTA LAY-OFFS by classification & location)

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