Motion by Supervisor Chris Daly
at the Board of Supervisor's Budget Committee Meeting on June 16, 2004
Motion was heard on Tuesday, June 29, 2004.
Ayes: Supervisors Daly, Gonzales, Maxwell & Sandoval voted for the motion (to reject
the MTA Budget).
Nayes: Supervisors Alioto-Pier, Ammiano, Dufty, Hall, Ma, McGoldrick, Peskin voted
against the motion.
Link to June 29th Vote Results on Board of Supervisors webpage #040917
Motion rejecting the MTA budget pursuant to Charter Section 8A.106, authorizing the
Controller to continue making interim appropriations and requesting an audit of the MTA
to address paratransit fare increases, service reductions, layoffs of service critical
employees, and other structural budget problems.
WHEREAS, Charter Section 8A.106 allows the Board of Supervisors to reject the budget of the
Municipal Transportation Agency by August 1st by a 2/3 vote, but may not reduce or modify the
WHEREAS, Upon rejection, the Board of Supervisors must appropriate interim funds for the
operations of the MTA; and,
WHEREAS, On June 14, 2004, the San Francisco Labor Council passed a resolution urging the
Board of Supervisors to reject the MTA budget, which is on file with the Clerk of the Board of
Supervisors to reject the MTA budget, which is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in
File No. 040917, and is hereby declared to be a part of this motion as if set forth fully herein; and
WHEREAS, Central City Progressives have been organizing on these issues of service cuts and
fare hikes; and
WHEREAS, The fares for paratransit are scheduled to rise from $0.40 per trip to $1 per trip, an
increase of 250% and the monthly pass will be eliminated; and
WHEREAS, Severe service reductions are planned that will reduce service reliability all across San
WHEREAS, The MTA Board of Directors have improperly delegated its authority and responsibility
to the MTA Director to determine what service reductions and employee layoffs are appropriate;
WHEREAS, Layoffs of service critical employees will hard the MTA’s ability to meet its Charter
mandated service levels; and
WHEREAS, The Board of the Municipal Transportation Agency could not reach agreement on
declaring a fiscal emergency until members were replaced; and
WHEREAS, Executive compensation for the General Manager was increased to an astounding
$280,000 despite these service cuts; now, therefore, be it
MOVED, that the Board of Supervisors rejects the budget of the Municipal Transportation
Agency; and, be it
FURTHER MOVED, That the Board authorizes the Controller, pursuant to the adopted interim
annual appropriation ordinance to make additional interim appropriations pursuant to Section 8A.
106(c) for no more than 60 days after the passage of this motion; and, be it
FURTHER MOVED, That the Board request the City Services Auditor created under Proposition C
to audit the MTA and present spending changes to address the issues outlined above.