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SAVE MUNI SUMMIT

Date:
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Women's Building
3543 18th St
Between Valencia and Guerro

MEDIA ADVISORY: SAVE MUNI SUMMIT



SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

8:15 AM: Registration and Coffee/ Breakfast

9 AM--1 PM: Solving Muni’s Problems: A Fresh Look

At Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street (between Valencia and Guerrero Streets).



CONTACTS:

Jerry Cauthen: Phone (510)-208-5441 Email: cautn1 [at] aol.com

Howard Wong: Phone (415)-982-5055 Email: wongaia [at] aol.com





PUBLIC TRANSIT IS IN JEOPARDY: Because of the economic downturn and lost opportunities, the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) has fallen on hard times. The December 5th service cuts included 6 discontinued routes, 16 foreshortened routes and shorter operating hours for 22 additional routes. Muni riders were already feeling the painful cuts. Then on February 26, things got worse. The SFMTA Board of Directors voted to cut service by another 10 percent to close the FY 2010 budget gap. Given the city’s growing deficit, it’s almost a certainty that additional fare increases and cuts will be proposed in the future.



With these dismal projections in mind, neighborhood, environmental, transit advocacy, and grassroots community groups realize the need to take a fresh look at Muni. A citywide Save Muni Summit to foster a community-based discussion of Muni’s worsening problems, and identify simple, innovative solutions as well as strategies is timely. It is hoped that the discussion will lead to the Citywide Movement required to address and resolve San Francisco’s critical public transit needs.




Fix it first: “Make the 70 plus existing lines work.” – Jerry Cauthen, Sierra Club Bay Area Transportation Forum
Transit first: “More for Muni, less for private automobiles.” – Alice Mosely, San Francisco Tomorrow
Muni for Everyone: "700,000 Muni rides a day serve 80,000 small businesses and employ over 5,000 people at Muni." -- Zach Stewart, SaveMuni.com





Summit Sponsors (partial list):



ABCT (A Better Chinatown Tomorrow)



Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association



Cathedral Hill Neighborhood Association



Coalition for SF Neighborhoods



CLEAR



Cow Hollow Association



Dogpatch Neighborhood Association



East Mission Improvement Association



Excelsior District Improvement Association



Fair Oaks Community Association



Forest Knolls Neighborhood Organization



Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood Assoc.



Good Neighbors of Treasure/YB Island



Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council



La Raza Centro Legal



Livable City



Marina/Cow Hollow Neighbors and Merchants



Marina Merchants Association



Miraloma Park Improvement Club



North Beach Neighbors



North Mission Neighborhood Alliance



North of Panhandle Neighborhood Assoc.



POWER



RAFT (Regional Alliance For Transportation)



Recreation & Open Space on the Waterfront



Rescue Muni



Rincon Hill Neighbors Association



Russian Hill Neighbors



SaveMuni.com



SEIU 1021



Senior Action Network



SF League of Conservation Voters



SF Living Wage Coalition



SF Neighborhood Network



SF Tenants Union



SF Tomorrow



SHARP--Sunset Hts. Assoc. of Resp. People



Sierra Club



Si Se Puede



SOMCAN



SPEAK



Telegraph Hill Dwellers



Train Riders Association of California



TRANSDEF



Transform




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