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City and County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council

Finance and Administration Committee

Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 3:30 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California

1. Call to Order / Roll Call
Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 3:40 p.m. 

FAC Members present at Roll Call:  Griffith Humphrey and Daniel Murphy 

SFMTA CAC Members, not on this committee, but also present:  Steve Ferrario, Norman Rolfe and Ruth Wheeler

2. Adopt minutes of March 31, 2009

On motion to adopt the minutes of March 31, 2009: Adopted
Ayes – Murphy and Humphrey

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted on the agenda:  None

4. Report of the Chairman:  Daniel Murphy

There will be a special CAC meeting on April 20, 2009 to discuss the FY10 budget and service changes.

5. SFMTA Budget FY10:  Sonali Bose

Sonali Bose, CFO/Director, Finance and Information Technology, stated that the FY10 deficit is $129 million.  Transit fares will be increased, but charging for transfers will not be considered.  Furloughs are being discussed with labor unions.  Parking meter hours will be expanded to 10 p.m., and daily operations will include Sundays and most holidays.  Citation increases will not include the $3 courthouse fee.  Work orders were reduced by $3.5 million.  The sales of taxi medallions will yield $20 million.  The Board of Directors is expected to approve the budget on April 30, 2009.  The budget will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors on May 1st.

Public Comment

Mark Gruberg, United Taxicab Workers, stated that Proposition K provided a driver with an opportunity to obtain a medallion.  Transferring medallions for hundreds of thousands of dollars would be a hardship on the taxi industry.  Mayor Newsom has gone back on his promise of not supporting a transfer system.  Mr. Gruberg urged the FAC to not go along with medallion sales and to recommend that taxi money not be included in the budget. 

David Pilpel stated that work orders should be itemized.  He stated that taxi revenue should not be shared with the SFMTA.   

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation:

WHEREAS, The BART/Muni Pass represents the most successful transit fare integration in the Bay area; and

WHEREAS, The SFMTA CAC believes the SFMTA should be seeking to reduce the total number of fare instruments,

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors not adopt the proposed Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni use.

On motion regarding the Premium Monthly Pass: Adopted
Ayes – Murphy and Humphrey

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation:

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board of Directors adopt a level of service changes consistent with Option 1, and not Option 2.

On motion regarding Option 1: Adopted
Ayes – Murphy and Humphrey

Chairman Murphy moved the following recommendation:

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, to cover the $8.8 million in annual costs and foregone revenue, the adoption of Option 1 and the rejection of the Premium Monthly Pass for BART/Muni use would impose on the SFMTA that the SFMTA seek further reductions in work orders to other departments, and that the $3 courthouse fee be added to parking citations.

On motion regarding parking citations: Adopted
Ayes – Murphy and Humphrey

6. Proposed Service Cuts

Chairman Murphy referred the item to the PMC.

7. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled:

Next regular meeting:  May 27, 2009, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075, at 3:00 p.m.

8. Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Debra J. Reed
SFMTA CAC - Secretary

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