A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors said Muni is not only doing a poor job of serving current riders, but has no plans to meet the demands of a growing population and workforce.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin said the 50 year plan is ambitious, but is necessary to accommodate for the expected growth in population.
The state Finance Department reports that California’s population grew by almost 300,000 last year to nearly 38 million people, with the San Francisco Bay Area leading the growth.
New data show a slight increase in the number of threatened California sea otters swimming in coastal waters, a comeback made more difficult because of a recent uptick in shark attacks.
There has apparently been a major population shift in Alameda County over the past decade.
The last ten years have seen substantial population growth in East Contra Costa and the Dougherty Valley, which is expected to impact redistricting for the supervisorial districts in the county.