Finally Someone Calls Out Green Gavin On His Transit Flakiness...
To paraphrase Bart Simpson, I always knew someone would finally come out and say this, I just wasn't expecting it here....while Green Gavin is far away in France, oohing and aahing over high speed rail, and demanding billions for a mile's worth of track in a feud with Judge Quentin Kopp, the Overhead Wire points out Green Gavin's impending MUNI FAIL.
High speed rail can be a great thing, and if the bonds approved by voters ever actually get sold, will one day be a boon to the economy, et al. The problem is that Green Gavin, like so many local politicians (and those sent to Sacramento) are perfectly happy to ooh and ahh over sparkly technology far away, but do nothing to make the day to day ride on MUNI one bit better. It's especially troublesome to see the Mayor globetrotting and campaigning out of town at a time when a huge fiscal crisis is hitting the City.
Don't forget, when we voted on a charter amendment in 2007 to amend MUNI, Green Gavin flip flopped in favor of parking spots for cars, before ultimately doing nothing. And now, when the Transit Effectiveness Project is likely to go the way of the dinosaur, where's Gavin? Lobbying the Obama Administration for some real help for MUNI? Asking our City's legislators to not sell transit down the line?
Nope. He's off in France. Or somewhere. Lucky him - at least he doesn't have to wait 45 minutes for the bus like the rest of us!