SFMTA Management Audit Released

IMG_2042.jpgSupervisors David Campos, David Chiu, and Ross Mirkarimi discuss the management audit at a press conference today. Photo: Michael Rhodes

San Francisco Budget and Legislative Analyst Harvey Rose has published the results of a limited-scope management audit [PDF] of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which includes 22 recommendations that could save the agency a total of $3,090,645 annually.

We’re still combing through the details along with everyone else — including members of the Board of Supervisors. Among the top recommendations and areas for savings:

$1,215,645 in reduced transit operator standby pay

$500,000 in reduced salary costs for six transit operators currently serving as full- time union representatives, thereby permitting one transit operator to serve as a full- time union representative

$1,375,000 in estimated reduced unscheduled overtime costs.

The report also looks at issues with the governance structure of the SFMTA and its financial oversight. At a press conference this afternoon, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said the results "confirm a lot of what we already know." The supervisors will discuss the results with Rose tomorrow at a 1:30 p.m. meeting of their Budget and Finance committee, where they’ll also take up a discussion of the SFMTA’s two-year budget.

We’ll have a full story on the report, including reaction from the SFMTA, later today. For now, check out its 22 recommendations for yourself.

  • Benjamin

    The management audit comes right out and says that, because of the salary floor in the City charter, “operators have no incentive to bargain over revision of [the] work rules” costing the City millions of dollars spent on absentee drivers and overtime for operators who haven’t actually worked more than forty hours a week.

    We need to reform the Muni work rules, which is exactly what Sean Elbernd and SPUR are trying to do with their Charter amendment campaign. If you haven’t already, visit fixmuninow.com to see the one chance we have this election cycle to make a positive difference in how things are done at Muni.

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