SFMTA Board Policy and Governance Committee Meeting

  • Youth Passes
  • Parking Enforcement and Deployment
  • Service Performance Report
  • Financial Report
  • Overtime Report
  • Strategic Plan
  • Masonic Avenue Street Improvements Project

7.  Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission.

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