Updated Jan 16
The next round of San Francisco service cuts have been announced, or as commenter Ted King puts it, “the fuse has been lit.” For local coverage see the SF Chronicle and Streetsblog SF.
Here are some of the most interesting points from the budget summary (via Streetsblog, not the Chronicle):
Although the budget hole to be closed is $16.9m, the service cuts are only $4.8m. That’s impressive. They achieve so much non-service savings by a whole pile of cuts to other things, designed to have wide but manageable impacts. Labor takes a ping: not just 0.7m in “concessions,” but also charges for parking at the workplace. (Since a huge share of the drivers report to work around 4:30 in the morning, many don’t have good transit options.) Continue Reading →