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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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The MTA Board’s decision last Friday to cut Muni service by 10 percent was just the beginning of a months-long saga over Muni’s budget. On Tuesday, get a glimpse of what’s to come at the MTA Board meeting, followed by a Muni Summit on Saturday that will bring together dozens of groups hoping to save […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week, the Board of Supervisors holds hearings on Muni reliability issues, Supervisor Mark Farrell takes you on a tour of his district, David Chiu and Leah Shahum share lessons from Amsterdam, Streetsblog joins a panel discussion on shared-space streets, and Healthy Saturdays kicks off in Golden Gate Park. Here are the highlights from the […]

Supervisors Vote 6-5 Against Rejecting MTA Budget

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BOS Prez David Chiu. Photo by Bryan Goebel BOS Prez David Chiu gave quite a performance at last week’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting, peppering MTA Chief Nat Ford with a series of hard-hitting questions about the agency’s unpopular budget, and lining up the six necessary votes to reject the spending plan. Yesterday, though, at […]

Supes Avalos, Wiener Clash on Equitable Spending Strategies for Muni

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Supervisors John Avalos and Scott Wiener are sparring over how new revenue for transit should be spent to benefit the Muni riders who need it most. With tax measures proposed for the 2014 ballot that could significantly increase transportation funds, Avalos introduced a charter amendment yesterday that would “require the city to prioritize investments to address existing […]