Today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day? + It Seems Chiu and Dufty Are Not Amused with Green Gavin...
Thanks to Google News Alerts, I found out (belatedly) that today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day. I don't know if this is just a Seattle thing or what, but what the heck? We always complain about the bad ones - let's be nice to the really awesome ones today and remind them that good work is appreciated!
Also, in the news this morning, it seems Supervisors Dufty and Chiu are expressing the same kind of outrage I did a while back about the looting of MUNI by Mayor Newsom and city departments. (That post remains in the top 10 most popular posts on the site, oddly enough.)
It's worse than we thought - all that Prop. A money that was to be dedicated to MUNI only is essentially being illegally looted by the Mayor and city departments. Voters were clear they wanted to dedicate funding to MUNI to improve service - not pay out big salaries to the army of executives Gavin has hired since becoming Mayor.
Just remember, the next time Gavin twitters or facebooks at you about how allegedly "green" he is, it's his fault that MUNI's getting screwed over, and he clearly doesn't care. At least David Chiu actually rides and relies on MUNI like we do. But then again you can't take MUNI to Los Angeles or Tracy.