Nat Ford's Goodbye Lunch

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Appetizers! Nat Ford! Willie Brown! Who could ask for anything more?
Staffers asked to kick down $20 to fund goodbye party of city's highest-paid employee

As you tuck into your lunches today, be sure to raise a glass to Nat Ford. The did-he-quit-was-he-fired CEO of the Municipal Transportation Agency is enjoying a goodbye lunch at this very moment.

We know the emcee of the event, held in the spectacular atrium of Muni's Van Ness headquarters, is none other than Willie Brown -- a man who patronized Muni about as often as he dressed up in overalls and sported a bindle.

MTA employees will be treated to appetizers and take in speeches from noted orators such as Mayor Ed Lee and transportation-related functionaries. Muni spokesman Paul Rose was unsure what manner of appetizers are being served; organizers of the event flatly insisted we get such details from Rose. This is the first time we have been forcibly shunted to a public information officer while attempting to glean menu details.

Muni staffers were requested to donate $20 to cover the cost of today's affair. Rose is unsure how much money has been collected, but assures that today's event is not taxpayer-funded.

He is also not certain whether Ford will be presented with some manner of goodbye gift. Other than, of course, the $384,000 he was paid to leave with time still on the meter.

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couplewords
couplewords

As usual, a brother giving brothers a bad name! nothing like giving it to the community.

Zach
Zach

I think most San Franciscans would gladly have arranged a goodbye celebration for him for free. It's hard to imagine how he could have shown any less leadership ability, tact, or plain common sense over his years in office. I would not allow him to serve as a volunteer for a toy railroad.

Rastaz Koon
Rastaz Koon

JUST MONKEYS GETTIN PAID ----HONKEY FOOL!!!!!!!

Jorgenoe
Jorgenoe

I was wondering during last nights commute home, why that MUNI operator was shaking down every rider a extra dollar.

Vince Mahan
Vince Mahan

#MUNI Staffers asked to kick down $20 to fund goodbye party of city's highest-paid employee

POWinCA
POWinCA

Congratulations Nat. You're the most despised unelected public figure in San Francisco.

WillfromSF
WillfromSF

The only good thing is that taxpayer dollars were supposedly not used for this event (aside from providing the place).  Sort of penny conscious and pound squandering which is how govt sometimes is.  This man whose contract buyout of $384,000 came from you and me.  How about he gives that back and we fund his good riddance party?  I wonder what Willie Brown's fee was? He's mentored Ford and must be very very proud of his blood-sucking protege.

Werther deGoethe
Werther deGoethe

Outrageous. He can certainly pay for lunch and dinner for his lackeys, but that would be showing a bit of class.

Good-bye and good riddance!

h
h

What a fricken joke.

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