Special Citizens Advisory Committee - June 15, 2016


Special Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016; 6:00 p.m.

Location: Transportation Authority Hearing Room, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: Chris Waddling (Chair), Peter Sachs (Vice Chair), Myla Ablog, Becky Hogue, John Larson, Santiago Lerma, Jacqualine Sachs, Peter Tannen and Bradley Wiedmaier


6:00 1. Committee Meeting Call to Order

6:02 2. Development of a Potential Transportation Sales Tax Expenditure Plan – INFORMATION*  memo

At its May 17 meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (BOS) passed a resolution calling for the Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, to lead development of a San Francisco Transportation Expenditure Plan to specify the use of revenues from a potential new half-cent sales tax for transportation for consideration for the November 2016 ballot. The Expenditure Plan will build and expand on the recommendations of the San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP) and Transportation 2030 Task Force (which recommended an additional half-cent sales tax as one of a suite of four revenue measures) as well as existing planning and prioritization efforts. Building on these prior efforts and ongoing conversations with key stakeholders, on June 7, Supervisors Avalos and Wiener introduced the attached draft sales tax ordinance and Expenditure Plan at the BOS. The proposed 0.5% sales tax would be in effect for 25 years. The new measure requires an Expenditure Plan, which is envisioned to fund critical transportation services and improvements in every neighborhood including safer, well-maintained streets, transit maintenance and expansion, and Muni equity and affordability programs. The attached schedule shows key milestones, including public engagement opportunities, over the next seven to eight weeks leading to the placement of the revenue measure on the ballot later this summer. We will be seeking input from city and regional transit agencies serving San Francisco, members of the public, and other key stakeholders through a variety of outreach tools and strategies, as described in the memo. We are seeking input on the Expenditure Plan and public engagement strategy from the Citizens Advisory Committee.

7:50 3. Public Comment

8:00 4. Adjournment

* Additional materials

Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, June 22, 2016



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