Think Tank's 28 Ideas to Save Muni Millions -- Without Fare Hikes or Service Cuts
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|A plan that can't fail?|
SPUR Executive Director Gabriel Metcalf also recently penned an open letter to Muni's drivers as well -- though it's unlikely they enjoyed what he wrote. At Monday's Muni counter-march, drivers' union boss Irwin Lum said "We don't need politicians like Sean Elsbernd" whom he accused of demonizing the union operators. Elsbernd and Metcalf, incidentally, are cooperating on a Charter Amendment to reform drivers' pay and work conditions. So there you go.
In any event, here are some of Muni's 28 points (none of which start with the words "Thou shalt..."):
- Stop paying the San Francisco Police Department to patrol Muni vehicles -- which they should be doing anyway (savings: $12.2 million);
- Hire part-time drivers to work rush hours (estimated savings: $6 million);
- Require operators to work 40 hours a week before earning overtime pay (estimated savings: $3.25 million);
- Charge for parking meters on Sundays (estimated savings: $2.8 million)
- Start issuing tickets for cars near Hall of Justice and City Hall (estimated savings $1.32 million).
H/T | Curbed SF