Well, here it is, coming up at 10:00 AM on October 27th, 2011:
“Hearing on the recently published 2010-2011 Civil Grand Jury report entitled “Central Subway Too Much Money For Too Little Benefit.”
Leave us review why the Central Subway sucks so much:
It has a pattern of increasing cost estimates.
San Francisco will be responsible for any cost overruns which could be substantial.
The addition of a new subway line will add to an existing operating deficit and could stretch the existing maintenance environment to the breaking point.
There are no plans to address existing problems on the Stockton corridor before project completion.
There is no effective transfer to the Muni Metro and BART systems.
It ignores service to the Financial District.
It ignores current transportation trends
So, the reply from the Central Subway people is that these criticisms are the same old thing. But they’re still valid criticisms, right?
A premature celebration?
Save Muni will be on the scene at City Hall, looks like:
“SaveMuni strongly condemns Mayor Ed Lee’s careless and highly inaccurate response to the Grand Jury’s carefully researched report on the Central Subway
On October 27, the Board of Supervisors Government Audits and Oversight Committee will consider the results of the Grand Jury’s seven month investigation of the Central Subway debacle. SaveMuni will support the well reasoned conclusions of the Grand Jury’s report and provide new information about the Central Subway and its failings.
SaveMuni will also expose and rebut the MTA’s weak response to the Grand Jury report, which consists mainly of vague generalizations intended to defend the status quo at all costs. Because of MTA’s and Mayor’s inadequate responses we will call upon the Board of Supervisors to table the matter until such time as the MTA and Mayor Lee have provided detailed and well thought out responses to each of the Grand Jury’s findings and recommendations.
Government Audits & Oversight Committee
Civil Grand Jury Report: “Central Subway – Too Much Money For Too Little Benefit”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, 10:00 AM
City Hall Room 263, San Francisco
All right, see you there!
Ever more deets:
September 17, 2011 - Central Subway Charts: Compares ridership, costs and trip Times. Highlights SFMTA’s deceptive marketing practices.
September 9, 2011 – San Francisco City Attorney and Mayoral candidate Dennis Herrera comes out strongly against the Central Subway.
September 9, 2011 - San Francisco Examiner: “Central Subway federal funds in jeopardy”.
September 4, 2011 – San Francisco Chronicle editorial blasts Central Subway.
August 31, 2011 – Former Board of Supervisors Presdent Aaron Peskins strongly opposes Central Subway.
August 29, 2011 – SaveMuni.com summary of how the Central Subway was deceptively marketed to San Francisco.
August 23, 2011 – San Francisco Bay Guardian comes out against the Central Subway.
August 23, 2011 – Wall Street Journal editorial blasts Central Subway.
August 18, 2011 – Jake McGoldrick, former Chair, San Francisco County Transportation Authority, announces his strong opposition to the project.
July 22,2011 – Cal Watchdog digs into the Central Subway mess.
July 16, 2011 – Judge Quentin L. Kopp blasts the project.
July 1, 2011 – San Francisco Grand Jury Releases Report is released.
May 9, 2011 – Sierra Club Resolution calling for Central Subway funds to be put to better use on behalf of Muni.
November 9, 2010 – SaveMuni.com Central Subway White Paper relased