Sunday, July 10, 2016

SFCTA: San Francisco Transportation Revenue Measure and Expenditure Plan (2016)

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SFCTA projects collage

WHY IS SAN FRANCISCO CONSIDERING NEW LOCAL REVENUES FOR TRANSPORTATION?

San Francisco Transportation
Expenditure Plan Summary 2016

PROGRAMPERCENT
OF TOTAL
FUNDING
Transit Service and Affordability10%
Muni Fleet, Facilities, and Infra-
structure Repair and Maintenance
20%
Transit Optimization and Expansion10%
Regional Transit and Smart
System Management
15%
Vision Zero Safer and
Complete Streets
10%
Street Resurfacing35%
TOTAL100%
San Francisco has been making real improvements in transit reliability, pedestrian and bike safety and the pavement condition of our streets.
But we need significant increased investment to bring our transportation network into a better state of repair and reliability.
The Mayor and San Francisco Board of Supervisors have called for and collaborated on a Charter Amendment for Transportation (and Homelessness) and Transportation Expenditure Plan for placement on the November 2016 ballot. This effort would direct additional funds to critical transit services and transportation improvements in every neighborhood, including safer, well-maintained streets, transit maintenance and expansion, and Muni equity and affordability programs. The Expenditure Plan would also fund priorities that received little or no funding from 2014 Proposition A and Proposition B, such as repaving our streets, and new BART and Muni cars.
An additional funding measure for a 0.75% sales tax increase would generate roughly the same amount of funding in new annual revenues as is identified in the Charter Amendment for Transportation ($100M) and Homelessness programs ($50M).
Should the Charter Amendment not move forward the Board of Supervisors has introduced a separate option for a dedicated 0.5% sales tax increase for transportation only.   

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO DEVELOP THE EXPENDITURE PLAN?

In developing an expenditure plan, San Francisco is not starting from scratch.
We’re building on funding conversations that have been taking place with neighborhood and civic groups, business organizations, labor, and environmental advocates for many years. Those conversations resulted in two funding plans: the San Francisco Transportation Plan and Transportation 2030. Both plans identify billions of dollars in transportation needs, and featured a multi-pronged transportation investment strategy that included a sales tax increase for transportation.

LEARN MORE AND WEIGH IN

There are several ways to learn more about the process and provide your input:
  • Participate in public meetings, our open house, or telephone town hall:
June 22: SFCTA Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, 6:00 PM, SFCTA Hearing Room,
   1455 Market St., 22nd Floor.
June 28SFCTA Board information item on Initial Draft Expenditure Plan, 11:00 AM, Room 250, City Hall.
June 29: Transportation Revenue Measure Telephone Town Hall, 6:00 PM. (Register for the call.)
June 30: SF Board of Supervisors Rules Committee, 10:00 AM, Room 250, City Hall.
July 11: SFCTA Citizens Advisory Committee special meeting, 6:00 PM, SFCTA Hearing Room,
   1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
July 12: SFCTA Board takes action on Initial Draft Expenditure Plan, 10 AM, Room 250, City Hall.

SAN FRANCISCO ALREADY HAS A HALF-CENT SALES TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION.
HOW HAS THAT BEEN SPENT?

San Francisco voters first approved a half-cent sales tax for transportation in 1989. Voters reauthorized the half-cent sales tax in 2003 and approved a new 30-year expenditure plan.
The city’s existing half-cent sales tax for transportation has helped pay for improvements in every neighborhood. Check out MyStreetSF.com to see what projects are being planned, built or have been finished where you live.
The funds have also gone toward transformative projects that have a citywide or regional impact. In fact, with the help of public and private partners, all of the signature projects named in the expenditure plan developed for the current half-cent sales tax have been completed or are underway. Those include:

Prop K Revenues

FACTS ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO’S
CURRENT SALES TAX


(Source: http://www.sfcta.org/revenue-measure)

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