Widespread support for a charter amendment to overhaul San Francisco’s public employee pension system has not deterred the public defender from collecting signatures to put a competing measure on the November ballot.
The Caltrain Board will vote next week to determine the level of train service between San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee met behind closed doors with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss pension reform, an unusual visit one supervisor said carries lots of positive symbolism.
Caltrain’s chief executive is the highest-paid transit boss in California, while the rail line said it is struggling to stay financially afloat.
Caltrain needs a sustainable and permanent source of funding, according to the consensus of elected and transportation officials who gathered at Stanford University Friday to address the transit agency’s $30 million deficit.
San Francisco’s pension fund for retired city workers is even worse off than projected. The city will have to contribute around $600 million next year to pay for pension costs.
City voters unhappy with public transit took their anger out their frustration with Muni at the ballot box, approving a measure that eliminates salary guarantees for drivers and train operators.
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors Committee has endorsed legislation that would force drug manufacturers to help the public safely dispose of unwanted medications.
Almost 75,000 people in San Francisco signed the initiative petition that put Proposition G on the ballot, which is a sign of dissatisfaction with Muni in general and Muni operators in particular.