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1.  Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lee at 9:04 a.m.

2.  Roll Call

Present:   Cheryl Brinkman

                Jerry Lee

                Bruce Oka

3. Approval of Minutes

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2011: unanimously approved.

4. Director’s Report

No report.

5. Public Comment

6. Presentation, discussion and possible action of upcoming SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission items. (No explanatory documents.)

  • Operations Scorecard

John Haley, director, Transit Services presented the report.

Chairman Lee requested an update on the performance of the 28-line.

Chairman Lee requested that staff discuss what’s happening with scheduled service for rail at the October 14 PAG meeting. 


Edward Mason stated that he likes that that the SFMTA has gone back to part-time operators. He expressed concern about stop consolidation and urged careful consideration about the needs of the elderly.  He also urged consideration alternate methods of speeding up the system.  

  • Financial Report

Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology, presented the report.

Directors Lee and Brinkman suggested that the state courthouse fee and the fee for bagged meters be re-examined and returned to the Board for consideration.

No public comment.


Edward Mason inquired as to whether there was any consideration being given to a franchise fee for corporate buses that go to San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.   These buses cause congestion and occupy Muni’s bus stops.  

  • Overtime Report

Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology presented the report. 

Chairman Lee requested a month by month report by classification and that staff identify the causes. 

No public comment.

  • SFMTA Bond Offerings

Sonali Bose, director, Finance and Information Technology, presented the report.

No public comment.

  • Strategic Plan

Tim Papandreou, deputy director, Sustainable Streets presented the report. 

No public comment.

  • SFPD Traffic Company Report

Commander Lea Militello and Captain Al Casciato, SFPD presented the report. 

Director Brinkman requested updates on “crossroads traffic” reporting and handheld ticketing devices.


Edward Mason stated that there are problems with car drivers who want to turn right but who are looking to the left and therefore don’t see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.   Pedestrians need to learn to make eye-contact prior to crossing.   It would be helpful to have some education and/or media attention to this serious matter.   He also urged that bicycles are checked to ensure they have lights and that cyclists be told how to cross our tracks safely.

7.  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission. 

  • Proposal to change the regular meeting date of the Policy and Governance Committee

No public comment.

On motion to move the meeting date to the second Friday of every month: 

APPROVED:  Ayes – Brinkman, Lee and Oka

ADJOURN – The meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.m.

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Roberta Boomer

Board Secretary

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