Transport Workers Union Local 200

Rider & Member  Alert posted 6/12/2004

6/1 MTA Board Mtg

Seven Million Dollar Questions

Targeted Layoffs

MTA will institute "Service Adjustments" & "Run-Cutting Efficiencies"
to the F-line, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9x, 9AX, 9BX, 12, 14, 15, 16AX, 16BX, 21, 26, 29, 30,
33, 38, 41, 54, 66, 71/71L, and 82X Lines.

Public meetings were held in April.  But Michael Burns, MTA Executive Director, says the
Five Million + Two Million in Cuts & Adjustments Were Approved on February 27, 2004.

511 link to Proposed Cuts updated on 5/5/2004

Transport Workers Union Local 200
San Francisco, CA 94115
twulocal200.org



MTA DIRECTORS WILL VOTE
WHETHER TO JUST LET
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL BURNS
DECIDE WHAT SERVICE TO CUT
& WHAT JOBS TO ELIMINATE   

Partial Text of MTA Resolution
for approval on June 15, 2004

WHEREAS, The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors adopted a
Municipal Railway Department FY2005 operating budget request of $475,945,655
and a Department of Parking and Traffic FY2005 operating and capital budget
request of $72,627,498 on February 27, 2004; and

WHEREAS, Following the Board of Directors’ adoption of the budget request,
staff incorporated a number of technical adjustments to the FY2005 budget request
as contemplated by the budget resolution adopted on February 27, 2004, which
resulted in a revised budget request amount of $486,033,332 as of May 25, 2004 for
the Municipal Railway Department and in a revised budget request amount of
$75,859,976 as of May 25, 2004 for the Department of Parking and Traffic;
...
WHEREAS, The technical adjustments to the FY2005 budget request for the
Municipal Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic do not alter
the Board’s previous certification under Section 8A.103 of the Charter; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Municipal Transportation Agency Board approves
$10,087,677 revisions to the FY2005 operating budget, resulting in a total budget
request of $486,033,332 for the Municipal Railway Department; and be it further
...

RESOLVED, That in accordance with the requirements of City Charter Section
8A.106(b) the Municipal Transportation Agency re-certifies that the FY2005 budgets
of the Municipal Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic are
adequate in all respects to make substantial progress towards meeting the goals,
objectives, and performance standards established pursuant to Section 8A.103 for
FY2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Director of Transportation is hereby authorized to make
any necessary technical adjustments and corrections to the approved budgets of the
Municipal Railway Department and the Department of Parking and Traffic, consistent
with Municipal Transportation Agency Board policy, including alterations to budgeted
position counts, and to allocate additional revenues and/or City and County
discretionary revenues in order to fund additional adjustments to the operating
budget.

...



4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 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!

And now the MTA Board wants to just let an Administrator make the decisions.
Why is the 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:  
R[email protected]


Agenda:   
http://www.sfmuni.com/rid/mta/SFMuniMTAJune152004agenda.htm

PDF with Budget details:
Item 11 is the budget resolution with details of the revised MTA position deletions
http://www.sfmuni.com/rid/mta/documents/mx040615_11.pdf

Local 200 Comparison of Position Deletions listed on June 1st with the June 15th
Numbers

Items 12 & 13 are changes to the Service Standards
http://www.sfmuni.com/rid/mta/documents/mx040615_12_13.pdf

Find Out More About the MTA Service Cuts and the Community Fight to Save Service:
Central City Progressives

Local 200 Information on the Service Cuts