Budget for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020: Balancing Transportation Needs of a Growing City
Established by voter proposition in 1999, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency manages the city’s surface transportation system, including Muni, parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. Every day, over one million people rely on us to ensure safe and reliable mobility throughout the city.
People are at the heart of everything we do and we want your input as we develop our Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020. Please join us and make sure that your voice is heard at a series of public meetings. This is your opportunity to learn more about what we do and provide feedback on a variety of programs and projects. We value public participation and these meetings are critical to ensuring that the public has a voice in the process. Tweet us your questions by mentioning them with our Twitter handle, @sfmta_muni, and include the hashtag #SFMTAbudget. If you can’t attend the meetings, you can e-mail comments to email@example.com.
On Wednesday, March 7, we hosted a live Online Budget Townhall at which SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin gave a brief budgetary overview and answered live questions from the community. Transit Inspector Carolyn Odhams moderated the discussion and we were able to address dozens of comments subvited via email, twitter and Facebook. This event was streamed on our website, via social media and was on SFGov TV channel 26. Check out the broadcast of this event here:
Proposed Fare and Service Changes
As part of the budget process, the SFMTA is considering both fare decreases and increases, as well as service changes. More information about what’s being proposed can be found here.
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We hope to see you at one of the following meetings:
Public In-person Meeting Co-hosted with Senior Disability Action (SDA)
Budget Townhall Meeting - Online
Board of Directors Meetings
City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
How Your Feedback Can Help Shape The Budget
Although we have little flexibility in some areas, we are looking for public input on the budget proposals, including the following:
- Transit Equity and priorities
- Proposed fare and service changes
- Bike projects
- Parking fees
- Pedestrian safety infrastructure
- Street improvements
- Suggestions for other revenue
The online townhall and open house meetings are opportunities for you to learn about our current budget outlook and for us to hear your concerns and answer questions.
How We Will Use Your Feedback
All incoming public feedback via the live-stream meeting, open house meetings and emails will be sorted and analyzed. The information will be incorporated into the operating and capital budget documents and transmitted to the SFMTA Board as required by the City Charter. The SFMTA Board of Directors then reviews the proposed operating and capital budget in public hearings on March 6 and March 20. The budget is formally adopted by the vote of SFMTA Board of Directors on April 3and April 17. Any changes to the proposed budget, as considered and approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors during budget hearings, are included in the Approved Budget document.
Telephone: 311 (415.701.2311 outside of San Francisco) or TTY 415.701.2323
U.S. Mail: SFMTA Board of Directors, One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103