Board of Directors
The SFMTA Board of Directors provides policy oversight for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in San Francisco in accordance with the San Francisco Charter and the Transit-First Policy. This includes the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), automobiles and trucks, taxis, bicycling and walking. The SFMTA Board of Directors also serves as members of the San Francisco Parking Authority. The SFMTA Board of Directors generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm. in Room 400, City Hall. Members of the public can attend or view meetings on SFGovTV2.
The Office of the SFMTA Board of Directors administers the affairs of the Board of Directors, coordinates the meetings of the Citizens’ Advisory Council and oversees the SFMTA’s responses to all requests for public records.
The primary functions of the Policy and Governance Committee of the SFMTA Board of Directors are:
- Assist the Board in the task of overall governance, including considering and recommending policies and procedures concerning the Board’s operations and standards
- Monitor the implementation of the Strategic Plan
- Serve as a sounding panel for the Director of Transportation and Senior staff as appropriate
The Search Committee for the next Director of Transportation is an ad hoc committee, appointed by SFMTA Board Chair, Malcolm Heinicke. The committee’s scope of work is as follows:
- Approve the job description for the Director of Transportation
- Establish a scope of work for and select an executive search firm to assist the Board in finding the right candidate
- Develop or update employee and stakeholder surveys about the qualities, attributes and experience necessary for the next leader of the SFMTA
- Meet with employees and stakeholders to solicit their input regarding the experience that the next leader must bring to the table
- Interview qualified candidates identified by the search firm and
- Recommend individuals to the SFMTA Board for final interview
How to find information about the Board's actions
If you know the date on which the item was considered, please go to the webpage for that meeting to review the agenda and the staff report for every item. The minutes of the meeting will list the action taken by the Board with respect to every item on the agenda. Minutes are posted within 48 hours of approval (at the next Board meeting).
If you don't know the date, you can find calendar items by name.
Also available online are Resolution Logs. A Resolution Log is maintained for actions taken by the SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission in prior years. Following the meeting, a certified copy of the resolution will be posted on the webpage for that meeting.
Office of the SFMTA Board of Directors
Beyond the Board
In addition to the Board of Directors, the SFMTA has a number of boards and committees that are authorized to facilitate agency governance regarding a host of critical transportation areas. Some of these entities are internal to the agency, with members who are SFMTA staff. Others are interagency committees staffed by the SFMTA and other City departments. There are also a number of citizen boards and committees designed to provide public input and involvement in the governance of the agency.
Many of the governing bodies of the agency are structured for the public’s involvement and participation. Explore more of our organization to learn more about how the SFMTA is governed and to see where you might make a contribution to our ongoing efforts to improve transportation in the city and county of San Francisco.
Public Records Requests
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and its governing body, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, are committed to providing members of the public their full rights to access public records in the possession of the SFMTA.
In 1999 San Francisco voters passed Proposition E, which combined the Municipal Railway (Muni) and the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) into a new agency called the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The SFMTA is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the mayor. The SFMTA Board has the authority to appoint the Executive Director, approve the budget and set agency policy.