Wednesday, April 4, 2012

MTA Board meeting of April 3

Linked below is the SFMTA Board meeting from April 3, 2012. Under the budget proposal item, Hansu Kim speaks from 1:38:00 - 1:40:15 regarding the opportunity sfmta is ignoring to generate major revenue by expanding the medallion sales program. Jim Gillespie (1:49:52 - 1:51:50) and Nate Dwiri (1:53:43 - 1:54:50) address the concern that the schedule of fees and fines proposed for the taxi industry lack a reasoned basis for justification. Mr. Kim addresses the board again under general public comment (5:52:30 - 5:54:45), advising that sfmta will meet serious pushback from the industry, plus potential liability responsibilities, were it to proceed in the direction of leasing out taxi medallions itself.