Special Board - July 12, 2016


Special Meeting Notice

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m.

Location: Legislative Chamber, Room 250, City Hall

Commissioners: Wiener (Chair), Mar (Vice Chair), Avalos, Breed, Campos, Cohen, Farrell, Kim, Peskin, Tang and Yee

Clerk: Steve Stamos


1. Roll Call

Items for Direct Board Consideration

2. Endorse the Proposed San Francisco Transportation Expenditure Plan – INFORMATION/ACTION*  memo

As presented to the Board last month, the Mayor and several members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (BOS) have collaborated on a Transportation Expenditure Plan that would direct new local revenues to critical transit services and transportation improvements in every neighborhood, including safer, well-maintained streets, transit maintenance and expansion, and Muni equity and affordability programs. The Expenditure Plan is described in both a charter amendment that would create General Fund set-asides for homelessness programs and for transportation (Attachment 1) and a second ‘back-up’ option: a dedicated 0.5% sales tax increase ordinance for transportation only (Attachment 2). The Expenditure Plans of both measures are identical, with the same six categories and shares of funding for each category, although the measures differ in their administration and voter threshold. The Transportation Authority would administer three of the six categories of investment in the charter amendment scenario and all six categories in the sales tax scenario. Attachment 3 shows the proposed staff revisions to the transportation sales tax expenditure plan that we propose for consideration at the July 13 Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors. They mirror amendments made to the Charter Amendment at the July 7 Board of Supervisors’ Rules Committee. We will report on the July 11 meeting of the Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee which will consider this topic. The BOS would need to make a decision to place a local transportation revenue measure on the ballot by the end of July.

Other Items

3. Introduction of New Items – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, Board members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

4. Public Comment

5. Adjournment


* Additional materials


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The Legislative Chamber (Room 250) and the Committee Room (Room 263) in City Hall are wheelchair accessible. Meetings are real-time captioned and are cablecast open-captioned on SFGovTV, the Government Channel 26. Assistive listening devices for the Legislative Chamber and the Committee Room are available upon request at the Clerk of the Board's Office, Room 244. To request sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact the Clerk of the Authority at (415) 522-4800. Requests made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting will help to ensure availability.

The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 6, 7, 9, 19, 21, 47, and 49. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.

There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex. Accessible curbside parking is available on Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Grove Street.

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