Everyone Sings Kumbaya At City Hall When It Comes to MUNI
Who says City Hall's denizens can't hold hands and sing Kumbaya in peace and harmony? To read today's Chronicle and today's Examiner, that seems to be the case as negotiators found enough cookies to give to labor unions (who'd previously opposed any MUNI reform efforts) to put this thing on the ballot. And belatedly, the Mayor and others joined in. Kumba-ya
Snark aside, this should be interesting. There's enough in this measure to try and stabilize MUNI funding and give at least some more latitude in workplace rules and the like, which we all know is a Good Thing, and reduces some of the bureaucratic paperwork and overhead of taking money from parking meters and giving it to MUNI. However, it also continues the trend of keeping as many of the actual decision makers insulated from any check or balance from you, the MUNI rider, which I'm not so sure is a good thing.
What do you think? Post your comments here! Also, we're continuing to raise the issue of safety at Irving and 9th, both here, and at the Mayor's own website in an attempt to get a response from the Powers That Be.
So far, we've heard just the sound of crickets chirping....hmm....