Firenze Sage: Give a ticket to the union [San Francisco parking tickets]
A ticket is an arrest without being taken into custody. And the City of San Francisco plans to arrest many more residents via more tickets in order to cover its projected deficit.
The new fiscal year doesn’t even begin until July 1, but the Municipal Transportation Agency’s budget for the next two years is already in the red. And the city plans to issue more parking tickets to help close that deficit.
The agency, which controls Muni, parking and traffic, faces a $19.8 million deficit over the next two years.
The deficit is due in large part to labor negotiations that failed to yield the concessions that had been projected when the budget was passed in April.
Instead of wringing $14.6 million in savings out of five unions representing maintenance, clerical and management workers, the agency will spend about $3 million over two years.
If it’s too expensive then penalize the people.
Get mad people. JAJ48@aol.com