Hi Mari and Everyone:
RE: TEP ORGANIZING
SFMTA is rushing TEP community meetings to push MTA Board, Board of Supervisors and Mayor approvals—for the $500 million Bond Measure on the November 2014 Ballot. The Bonds will include funding to implement the TEP.
SFMTA MEETING CALENDAR:
MTA Board Meetings on TEP are March 14, 9am and March 28, 8am.
Though public comments at community meetings and written comments are good, personal stories at the MTA Board Meetings are critical—especially if the District Supervisor stands with his community’s concerns.
The best protest model has been protectors of the 3-Jackson Bus, who have spoken at community meetings with support of their Supervisor, Mark Farrell.
Generally, SaveMuni does not find the TEP to be a citywide integrated transit plan – eliminating neighborhood connectivity and damaging future transit drawing-power. SaveMuni’s response letter to the Mayor’s Transportation Task Force’s funding recommendations has touched on these concerns. We’ll likely start a wider campaign after our initial meetings with Supervisors.
SaveMuni.com’s March 17 regular meeting should focus on the TEP – inviting everyone who has concerns – although mobilization is needed now.