Todays’ Headlines

  • Bay Bridge Opening Delayed Until At Least December 10 (SF Gate, SF Examiner, ABC)
  • Supes Question Expensive Muni Operator Bathrooms at Hearing on Sidewalk Clutter (SF Examiner)
  • Open House Tonight on the Mission and Valencia Green Gateway Project (Uptown Almanac)
  • BART Negotiations to Continue Friday (KTVUCBS), Have the Unions Already Won? (BeyondChron)
  • Berkeley City Council Approves Three-Year Parklet Pilot Program (Berkeleyside)
  • After a Slow Start, Berkeley’s “Sundays on Telegraph” Event Grows in Popularity (Berkeleyside)
  • Greater Marin: GG Bridge District is Worsening Congestion by Freezing Tolls, Hiking Transit Fares
  • Rumors of Charging for Parking? This San Carlos Councilman is on the Case (Daily Journal)
  • Bay Bridge Bolt Failures Caused by Inadequate Design Specifications (CoCo Times)
  • Santa Rosa City Council to Consider Bike/Ped Anti-Harassment Ordinance (Press Democrat)
  • Driver Kills 58-Year-Old Bradford Hardie on Hesperian Blvd in Hayward (Inside Bay Area)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Mario Tanev

    The portrayal of the BART union situation as a zero-sum game between manager and worker salaries is silly because even if overpaid, manager salaries don’t come close to matching the expense of raising salaries for workers by the amount they demand.

    So in reality it is a zero-sum game but between worker salaries and service provided. There are different possible tradeoffs therein, but if anyone can be on the side of riders, management is the most likely party. Management doesn’t benefit from underpaying workers since it’s not their money they’re spending (BART is not privately owned by their managers). Their job requirement is to provide transit service.

    If you care more about service levels than worker compensation, you’ll side with management. If you care more about worker compensation (or union power) than service levels you will side with the union. If you care about both, you’ll find your balance between those two. But to claim that somehow management represents an interest other than riders and workers somehow represent the interest of riders is disingenuous at best.

    It’s only different when it comes to the capital budget, where the BART board can’t always be trusted to represent riders since they have frequently sent capital money to projects that don’t benefit that many riders.

  • Anonymous

    The Daily Journal link is to a story about Tiger Woods. Presumably the intent was to link to a different story.

  • Works for me, but I’ll switch it out with this alternate link for good measure: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2013-07-08/city-officials-insist-parking-to-remain-free/1771374.html

  • mikesonn

    It was working for me, then switched to Tiger Woods, then it switched back.

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